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Opera in one act with a prologue
Words by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music by Richard Strauss sung in German: on records
Cast in order of singing:
Philharmonia Orchestra
THE PROLOGUE: A hall in the mansion of a Viennese nobleman


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music By: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
The Majordomo (spoken part): Alfred Neugebauer
A Music Master: Karl Doncb
The Composer: Irmgard Seefried
The Tenor (Bacchus): Rudolf Schock
An Officer: Gerhard Unger
A Dancing Master: Hugues Cuenod
A Wig Maker: Erich Strauss
A Lackey: Otakar Kraus
Zerbinetta: Rita Streich
Prima Donna (Ariadne): Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Brighella: Helmut Krebs
Arlecchino: Hermann Prey
Scaramuccio: Gerhard Unger
Truffaldino: Fritz Ollendorff
Naiad: , Lisa Otto
Dryad: Grace Hoffman
Echo: Anny Felbermayer

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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