Willard White

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is Willard White.

Teased as a child for his deep bass voice, it has made him one of the most popular opera stars today. Happy to sing Wagner or Gershwin, he's renowned for his ability to get under the skin of his roles, and audiences still remember how, as Porgy, he wept real tears at the loss of Bess.

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

Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 21 in C Major- Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Luxury: Seeds

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Nov 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestWillard White

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