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Comic opera in one act
Libretto by F. K. Hiemer
English version by David Harris
Music by Weber
Cast in order of singing:
(Continued in next column)
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon ) Conducted BY LEO WURMSER
Produced by C. Denis Freeman
Scene: Abu Hassan 's apartment in the precincts of the royal palace at Baghdad. Another performance: Monday at 8.30


Unknown: F. K. Hiemer
Unknown: David Harris
Music By: Weber
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Produced By: C. Denis Freeman
Unknown: Abu Hassan
Abu Hassan favourite of the Caliph: René Soames
Sugarcane, his wife, favourite of the Sultana: April Cantelo
Omar, a money-lender, infatuated with Sugarcane: Norman Lumsden
Masrur, the Caliph's treasurer: John Le Mesurier
Zemrud, the Sultana's confidante: Hattie Jacques
The Caliph, Harun al-Rashid: Raymond Rollett
Zubaidah, his wife, the Sultana: Helen Goss

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