Danielle de Niese joins starry lineup of legends as she does the iconic BBC series Desert Island Discs!

Danielle de Niese joins the starry list of distinguished castaways as she is interviewed by Kirsty Young for the iconic BBC series Desert Island Discs.
To be invited onto the BBCs Desert Island Discs – one of the most popular and long running radio shows in the world is regarded as an honour.

For seven decades, “Desert Island Discs” has been introduced by the same theme song, “By the Sleeping Lagoon,” composed in 1930, by Eric Coats, and every week a new “castaway” of distinction is asked to name the eight tracks of music, one luxury item, and one book that he or she would choose to be marooned with. (One also gets the Bible, or its equivalent, and the complete works of Shakespeare.)

75 years on, Desert Island Discs is still going and is Britain’s longest-running radio programme. There have been more than 3,000 castaways and the series, currently presented by the legendary Kirsty Young, has an international listenership of in excess of eight million.

Listen to Danielle de Niese’s interview as she explores her life in music of all genres through her chosen tracks in this landmark interview.

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