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Gala Performance


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From Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum.
Michael Flanders introduces Martina Arroyo, Geza Anda, Margaret Barbieri, Desmond Kelly, Nicanor Zabaleta, Keith Erwen
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
leader Barry Collins
Conductor Charles Mackerras

(The ballet "Le Spectre de la Rose" has been recreated by John Gilpin. Margaret Barbieri and Desmond Kelly appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Soprano: Martina Arroyo
Pianist: Geza Anda
Dancer: Margaret Barbieri
Performer: Desmond Kelly
Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Singer: Keith Erwen
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Costumes: Michael Burdle
Make-up: Shirley Channing-Williams
Lighting: A.E. Oaten
Sound: Graham Haines
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

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