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A secular oratorio in three acts
Words by Congreve
Music by Handel
Cast in order of singing:
Katharine Thomson (harpsichord)
Birmingham University Special Choir
The Boyd Neel Orchestra (Leader. Erich Gruenberg )
From the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, by permission of the Trustees
Third of a series of four programmes of dramatic works by Handel arranged by Anthony Lewis


Music By: Handel
Harpsichord: Katharine Thomson
Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Anthony Lewis
Arranged By: Anthony Lewis
Cadmus King of Thebes and Chief Priest: George Prangnell
Athamas, a Prince of Boeotia: John Whitworth
Semele, daughter to Cadmus: Jennifer Vyvyan
Ino, sister to Semele: Helen Watts
Juno: Anna Pollak
Iris: Brenda Griffith
Jupiter: William Herbert
Somnus: George James
Apollo: Robert Ellis

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