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A romantic melodrama based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Libretto by Cedric Cliffe
Music by Arthur Benjamin
(Continued in next column)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum ) CONDUCTED BY THE Composer
Producer, Dennis Arundell
Repetiteur, George Coop
The action of the opera takes place at the time of the French Revolution; the action of the prologue, some years earlier
The wine shop, Paris
Scene 1: Dr. Manette's garden in Soho,
Scene 2: The wioe shop, Paris
Therese Defarge (soprano):
Ernest Defarge, her husband, keeper of the wine shop (bass):
Dr Manette (tenor):
Lucie Manette, his daughter (lyric soprano):
Miss Pross (contralto):
Sydney Carton (baritone):
Charles Darnay (tenor):
The Marquis St Evremonde (baritone):
Gabelle, his steward (baritone):
Jacques 1 (baritone):
Jacques 2, a cripple (bass):
Jacques 3 (baritone):
Jacques 4 (tenor):
First woman (soprano):
Second woman (mezzo-soprano):
Third woman (contralto):
The gaoler (tenor):
Jan van Der
The old Marquis (baritone):
The young Countess (lyric soprano):
The hurdy-gurdy man (baritone):
An apple-seller (contralio):
A corporal (spoken part):
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