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The Prince of Homburg


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From the London Coliseum, this broadcast of Henze's opera marks the composer's 70th birthday. The work has returned to Britain for the first time since
Hamburg Opera brought its premiere production to London in 1962. The libretto - by the poet Ingeborg Bachmann - is based on Heinrich von
Kleist's classic anti-war play of 1811, and centres around a prince who confuses his romantic, idealistic dream world with harsh reality. The opera - sung in English to a new translation by Frederick Bridgham - is introduced by Chris de Souza.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Elgar Howarth Act
8.15 Everything but the Kitchen Sink Ivan Hewett talks to critic Tom Sutcliffe. playwright and librettist
Meredith Oakes and director David Pountney about the problems of portraying contemporary life on the operatic stage.
8.35 Acts 2 and 3


Translation By: Frederick Bridgham
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Meredith Oakes
Director: David Pountney
Prince Friedrich Arthur: Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone)
Elector: William Cochran (tenor)
Elector's Wife: Susan Bickley (mezzo)
Princess Natalie of Orange: Susan Bullock (sop)
Count Hohenzollem: Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Dorfling: Arwel Huw Morgan (bass)
Kottwitz: David Gwynne (bass)
1st Officer: Mark Le Brocq (tenor)
2nd Officer: Peter Snipp (baritone)
3rd Officer: Anthony Cunningham (bass)
4th Officer: Antony Rich (tenor)
Sergeant: Roger Begley (baritone)
1st Lady of the Court: Christine Thompson (sop)
2nd Lady of the Court: Jane Powell (mezzo)
3rd Lady of the Court: Christine Dix (contralto)

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The Prince of Homburg

BBC Radio 3, 1 July 1996 19.25

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