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(' The Swallow ')
A Lyric Comedy
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Text by Giuseppe Adami
English version based on translation by D. Millar Craig
Friends of Magda played by Kathleen Bourke , Norah Gruhn , and Sybil Evers
The action takes place in France in the time of the Second Empire Act 1, A luxuriously furnished room in Magda's house in Paris
Act 2, The ballroom, Chez Bullier , the same evening
Act 3, A cottage on the Cote d'Azur, some months later
Narration written and spoken by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Production by Stanford Robinson
Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves
The BBC Chorus
(Section C)
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Music By:
Giacomo Puccini
Giuseppe Adami
Translation By:
D. Millar Craig
Played By:
Kathleen Bourke
Played By:
Norah Gruhn
Chez Bullier
Spoken By:
Wilfrid Rooke
Production By:
Stanford Robinson
Production By:
Gordon McConnel
Rex Haworth
Charles Groves
Tate Gilder
Magda (Rambaldo's mistress):
Ina Souez
Lisette (her maid):
Rose Alper
Ruggero (a young man):
Heddle Nash
Prunier (a poet):
Ivor John
Rambaldo (a wealthy Parisian):
Norman Walker

Regional Programme Western

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Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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