On the occasion of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa looks back at his life and work, and in particular reflects on her experience of working with him on a special recording of ‘West Side Story’ in 1984. With contributions from his daughter Jamie Bernstein, conductor Marin Alsop, biographer Humphrey Burton, former boy soprano Aled Jones, Bernstein’s former assistant Craig Urquhart and writer Edward Seckerson, Dame Kiri assesses the genius of this multi-faceted giant of American music and explores his cultural legacy.

Passions: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on Bernstein