Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (from Der Rosenkavalier)
Soloist: Anne Sofie Von Otter & Barbara Hendricks
Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and performer Barry Humphries. For decades he has enjoyed global fame with his grotesque comic creations, the Melbourne housewife Dame Edna Everage and the drunken cultural attache Sir Les Patterson. Off stage, though, his life has been spent immersed in literature, music and the arts, and he says that his time spent on the desert island would allow him to devote himself to painting.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Barry Humphries.
The Faery Song (from The Immortal Hour)
Gluck, das mir Verblieb
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