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Series 6 - 3. Behind the Curtain

Nicholas Hytner

Nicholas Hytner

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 11 Jul 1993

Theatre director

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the theatre director Nicholas Hytner. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his string of directorial successes, which include Miss Saigon, Wind in the Willows, Carousel and The Importance of Being Ernest. He'll also be discussing the health of the modern musical today and the problems of directing both drama and opera.

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

Choices

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

1.

Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

If I Loved You

Soloist: Joanna Riding Orchestra: National Theatre Orchestra Conductor: James Holmes

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Giuseppe Verdi

2.

Giuseppe Verdi

Pst, pst, Nannetta (from Falstaff)

Soloist: Mirella Freni, Alfredo Kraus Orchestra: RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: George Solti

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

3.

The Beatles

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

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Franz Peter Schubert

4.

Franz Peter Schubert

Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major - 2nd movement

Soloist: Leonard Rose, Isaac Stern, Eugene Istomin

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

5.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor - 2nd movement

Soloist: Schlomo Mintz Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Claudio Abbado

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ah, taci in giusto core (from Don Gionanni)

Soloist: William Shimell / Samuel Ramey / Carol Vaness Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica Conductor: Riccardo Muti

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Benjamin Britten

7.

Benjamin Britten

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes - Dawn

Orchestra: The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) Conductor: Benjamin Britten

Others who chose this artist

Johnny Silver & Stubby Kaye

8.

Johnny Silver & Stubby Kaye

Guys And Dolls

9.

10.

Book

The collected works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Large supply of total block suncream

Others who chose a similar luxury

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