Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Opera singer - bass-baritone
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]
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