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The Opera Group presents 'BLUEBEARD'


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A Comic Opera by Jacques Offenbach
Being selected music with a narrative based on the libretto (after Meilhac and Halevy) by Charles Lamb
Kenney Written and adapted for the microphone by Kathleen Nott and Ernst Schoen
The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Knepler with The action takes place in a village belonging to Lord Bluebeard, at the Court of King Bobeche, in Lord Bluebeard's castle, and again at the Court
' Bluebeard ' was broadcast on Wednesday in the National programme.
Of all the many gifted composers of Opera comique who flourished in Paris during the nineteenth century Offenbach was undoubtedly the most brilliant. His success as a composer of Opera comique, of which we have no exact equivalent in England, was probably unparalleled in the history of this form of entertainment.
This evening listeners will be given the opportunity of hearing another of Offenbach's lesser-known operas, based on the popular story of Blue Beard. It was first produced in 1856.


Unknown: Charles Lamb
Unknown: Kenney Written
Unknown: Kathleen Nott
Unknown: Ernst Schoen
Conducted By: Georg Knepler
Narrator: Michael Lane
Popolani (in Lord Bluebeard's Service): Norman Davies
Fleurette, a Shepherdess (later Prin cess Hermia, Daughter of King Bobeche): Eugenia Trigeuz
Prince Sapphire: Catherine Lawson
Boulotte (a country lass): Betty Bannerman
Lord Bluebeard: Howard Hemming
Count Oscar (Prime Minister to the King): ..Charles Schloss
King Bobeche: Donald Campbell
Queen Clementine: Nora Colton
Deceased wives of Lord Bluebeard: Isaure: Catherine Lawson
Blanche: Eugenia Triguez
Heloise: Nora Colton

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The Opera Group presents 'BLUEBEARD'

Regional Programme London, 9 July 1937 21.00

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