• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

De temporum fine comoedia


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The play of the end of times Music and text by Carl Ortf
Singing. chanting, choral speaking, ecstatic wailing and ritual banging of over 100 percussion instruments are just some of the sounds in Orff's new scenic cantata. The Sibyls foretell the horror of doomsday. Anchorites (early Christian hermits) refute their predictions and tell of redemption - and they dream a dream of the Last Men and what their end will be.
(Austrian Radio recording of the first performance given at this year's Salzburg Festival) Prologue read by ROBIN HOLMES


Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Read By: Robin Holmes
Contralto SOLO: Christa Ludwig
Tenor solo: Peter Schreier
Choir leader: Josef Greindl
Lucifer: Hartmut Forchs
The Sibyls Colette lorand: Jane Marsh
The Sibyls: Colette Lorand
The Sibyls ,: Kay Griffel
The Sibyls: Gwendolyn Killebrew
The Sibyls: Kari Lovaas
The Sibyls: Anna Tomowa Sintow
The Sibyls: Reljx Angervo
, The Sibyls: Sylvia Anderson
The Sibyls: Glenys Loulis
The Anchorites: Erik Geisen
The Anchorites: Hans Wegmann
The Anchorites: Hans Helm
The Anchorites: Wolfgang Anheisser
The Anchorites: Siegfried Rudolf Frese
The Anchorites: Hermann Patzalt
The Anchorites: Hannes Jokel
The Anchorites: Anton Diakov
The Anchorites: Boris Carmeli

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

De temporum fine comoedia

BBC Radio 3, 20 December 1973 14.00

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about De temporum fine comoedia, BBC Radio 3, 14.00, 20 December 1973
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9a24121cb58d48db8fdc012dff204ce0

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel