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Omnibus: Corporal Jan


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A dramatic work created for television.
English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Norman Del Mar

Elizabeth Anderton and members of the Royal Opera Ballet appear by arrangement with the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.; John Chesworth appears by arrangement with the Ballet Rambert; Ruth Papendick by arrangement with the Stuttgart State Theatre Ballet; Olwyn Atkinson and members of the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet appear by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Opera
At Apple Harvest, Jan, a poor soldier, returns home to a village obsessed with witchcraft. He dreams that the three women in his life become the triple Goddess (representing the three stages of woman from virgin to hag) and sees himself killed at her feet when presented with an apple - the sacred fruit of the Goddess. Jan wakes from his dream to find his lover Ellen accused of witchcraft. But it is he who meets his death, trying to protect her.


Music specially composed by/Story: Denis Apivor
Story: Bob Lockyer
Movement and production/Director: Peter Wright
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Orchestra conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Designer: Roger Andrews
Corporal Jan: Richard Farley
Ellen, his lover: Elizabeth Anderton
Widow Saille, his mother: Ruth Papendick
Dia, his sister: Olwyn Atkinson
Tanner, a farmer: John Chesworth
Dancers: Artists of the Covent Garden and Sadler's Wells Opera Ballets

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Omnibus: Corporal Jan

BBC One London, 18 June 1968 22.25

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