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Ronald Eyre

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 February 1991

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is theatre and television director Ronald Eyre. A man of great versatility, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his many outstanding operatic and theatrical productions, as well as his school-teaching days, and his childhood in the Yorkshire mining village of Mapplewell.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Magic Flute - The Trio Soll Ich, Teurer by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: A talking book by Judi Dench
Luxury: Supply of flower bulbs

Music Played

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  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Soll ich dich, Teurer (from The Magic Flute)

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    Soloist: Ramon Vinay, Guiseppe Valdengo

    Verdi: Otello - Nelli, RCA Classics

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major

    Soloist: Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman Orchestra: The Israel Philharmonic

    Sinfonia Concertante, Deutsche Grammophon

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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