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Jeremy Isaacs

Jeremy Isaacs

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First broadcast: Sun 26 Jun 1988

General Director of the Royal Opera House

Having left television to become General Director Designate of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Jeremy Isaacs this week contemplates another change of direction - to the mythical island. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he chooses eight records to take with him.

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

Choices

Giuseppe Verdi

1.

Giuseppe Verdi

Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)

Soloist: Nellie Melba/Edna Thornton/J McCormack

Others who chose this artist

Richard Strauss

2.

Richard Strauss

Prologue (from Ariadne auf Naxos)

Soloist: Irmgard Seefried

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage Of Figaro

Soloist: Jessye Norman and Mirella Freni

Others who chose this artist

Ludwig van Beethoven

5.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)

Soloist: Ingeborg Hallstein

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K465 'Dissonance'

Orchestra: Amadeus Quartet

Others who chose this artist

Gioachino Rossini

7.

Gioachino Rossini

Dunque io son? (from The Barber of Seville)

Soloist: Teresa Berganza

Others who chose this artist

Leos Janacek

8.

Leos Janacek

Final Duet, Act 3 (from Jenufa)

Others who chose this artist

9.

10.

Book

A compilation by Benny Green

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Frogman's outfit and snorkel

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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