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Songs and Scenas from 'FALLEN FAIRIES'


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- or ' The Wicked World'
A Light Fantastic Opera
The lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
The music by Edward German
Arranged and produced by Gordon McConnel in collaboration with Gwen Williams
The Story
In Fairyland arrive two knights
Whose doughty deeds in fearsome fights
Have covered both with glory ; Sir Ethais, of handsome mien,
Who loves the ladies, tells the Queen
The same old fairy story!
He wins her heart, but earthly bliss Within her kingdom comes amiss ;
It shakes her throne's foundations!
For jealous hatred takes the stage While pixielated prigs rampage, And fragile fairies rant and rage At indiscreet flirtations!
(The rhymed narration written by the producer)
The BBC Women's Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
See the short article on page 12


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Music By: Edward German
Produced By: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Gwen Williams
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Selene (Queen of the Fairies): Lorely Dyer
Darine (one of Selene's subjects): Doris Vane
Lutin (a goblin): Dennis Noble
Sir Phyllon (a mortal): Dennis Noble
Sir Ethais (another mortal): Stanley Pope
The Fairy-Story Teller: Thelma Sheehan

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Songs and Scenas from 'FALLEN FAIRIES'

Regional Programme Scotland, 24 April 1938 21.05

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