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Nicholas Hytner

Sue Lawley's castaway is theatre director Nicholas Hytner.

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]

Favourite track: Don Giovanni Ah Taci, Ingiusto Core by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The collected works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Luxury: Large supply of total block suncream

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 Jul 1993 09:05

Music Played

  • Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

    If I Loved You

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

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Pst, pst, Nannetta (from Falstaff)

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

    • Falstaff.
    • Decca.
  • The Beatles

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    • Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Parlophone.
  • Franz Schubert

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

    Soloist: Leonard Rose, Isaac Stern, Eugene Istomin

    • The Isaac Stern Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

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

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

    • Prokofiev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • 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

      • Don Giovanni.
      • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes - Dawn

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

    • Young Person's Guide To The Opera.
    • London.
  • Johnny Silver & Stubby Kaye

    Guys And Dolls

    • Guys And Dolls.
    • MCA.
  • Book Choice

    • The collected works - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Luxury Choice

    • Large supply of total block suncream


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Hytner


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