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L'Arlesienne

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A drama by Alphonse Daudet
Translated by Edward Sackville -West
Music by Georges Bizet
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
London Chamber Singers
London Chamber Orchestra
(leader, Thomas Carter)
Conducted by Anthony Bernard (who introduces the programme)
The music for this production is to be played as it was originally scored by Bizet for the first presentation of the play at the Theatre Vaudeville, Paris, on October 1, 1872.

Act 1
The courtyard of Le Castalet. a farm in Provence. May 1, 1860
Act 2
Scene 1: Near the Pool of Vaccares, in the aalt marshes of the Camargue. Towards the end of May
Scene 2: In the kitchen of the farmhouse of Le Castalet. A week later
Act 3
Scene 1: The courtyard of Le Castalet.
June 21
Scene 2: The room under the hayloft at
Le Castalet. Later that night

Contributors

Author: Alphonse Daudet
Translated by: Edward Sackville
Music: Georges Bizet
Radio Adaptation/Production: Raymond Raikes
Singers: London Chamber Singers
Musicians: London Chamber Orchestra
Leader (London Chamber Orchestra): Thomas Carter
Conductor/Presenter: Anthony Bernard
Narrator: T. St. John Barry
Francet Mamai, a Provencal farmer: Francis De Wolff
Balthazar, a shepherd: Allan Jeayes
Jean, a simpleton, Francet's grandson: Oscar Quitak
Rose Mamai Francet's daughter-in-law: Gladys Young
Vivette Renaud: Dorothy Gordon
Frederi, elder brother of Jean: David Peel
Mark brother of Rose: Laidman Browne
Mitifio, a drover: Anthony Jacobs
Farm servant: Janet Burnell
Farm servant: Michael Turner
Farm servant: Edward Jewesbury
Farm servant: Peter Howell
Madame Renaud, grandmother of Vivette: Betty Hardy






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