'Stop mocking the Mormons,' says opera star Bryn Terfel who has been 'embraced' by the faith

The Mormons’ adherence to chastity and clean-cut family values has been mocked in a hit musical. But the leading opera singer Bryn Terfel has called for greater tolerance towards the faith after revealing how a musical journey to Salt Lake City resulted in a spiritual awakening.

The second-fasted growing religion in American, Mormonism continues to attract hostility over its opposition to gay marriage and suspicion over some of the faith’s beliefs. The Book of Mormon musical mocked the do-gooding naivety of its young missionary protagonists.

But Terfel, the Welsh bass-baritone famed for his commanding performances at the world’s leading opera houses, told The Independent that he had been “embraced” by members of the faith after recording a new album with the 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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