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First performance of "Manana"


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An opera for television by Arthur Benjamin.
Place: A remote Spanish village in the High Sierra.

A section of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
Conducted by Edward Renton
At 8.30

(Frederick Sharp appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Edith Coates and Ronald Lewis appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Composer: Arthur Benjamin
Libretto/Producer: George R. Foa
Libretto/Based on "Under the Juniper Tree" by: Caryl Brahms
Singers: A section of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: Denys Darlow
Dance arranged by: null Eduardo
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Costumes: Elizabeth Agombar
The Wise Man: Frederick Sharp
The Widow: Edith Coates
Luisita, her niece and ward: Heather Harper
Pedro, Luisita's lover: Carlos Montes
Conchita: Naida Labay
Pia: Patricia Kern
Third woman: Sheila Young
The Mayor: Ivor Evans
The Innkeeper: William Dickie
Dolores, the innkeeper's wife: Rani
Jose: Ronald Lewis
Carlos, his little son: David Langford
The Pickpocket: Edmund Donlevy
The Lazy Man: Niven Miller
First villager: David Oddie
Second villager: Brian Douglas
Guitar player: Julian Bream
Flamenco singer: Gita de la Fuente

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