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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)
BBC Chorus
(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
Act 1
Scene 1: Dr. Manette's garden in Soho,
Scene 2: The wioe shop, Paris


Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Music By: Arthur Benjamin
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: David McCallum
Producer: Dennis Arundell
Therese Defarge (soprano): Marjorie Weatbury
Ernest Defarge, her husband, keeper of the wine shop (bass): Norman Lumsden
Dr Manette (tenor): Heddle Nash
Lucie Manette, his daughter (lyric soprano): April Cantelo
Lorry (barilone): Stanley Pope
Miss Pross (contralto): Catherine Lawson
Sydney Carton (baritone): Frederick Sharp
Charles Darnay (tenor): Alexander Young
The Marquis St Evremonde (baritone): Fabian Smith
Gabelle, his steward (baritone): Edmund Donflevy
Jacques 1 (baritone): Douglas Craig
Jacques 2, a cripple (bass): Ian Wallace
Jacques 3 (baritone): Emrys Lloyd
Jacques 4 (tenor): John Cardan
First woman (soprano): Olivia Rossi
Second woman (mezzo-soprano): Valetta Lacopi
Third woman (contralto): Elsie Boardman
The gaoler (tenor): Jan van Der Gucht
The old Marquis (baritone): Fabian Smith
The young Countess (lyric soprano): Beryl Hatt
The hurdy-gurdy man (baritone): Edmund Donlevy
An apple-seller (contralio): Alison Reid
A corporal (spoken part): Christopher Rhodes

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Third Programme, 20 April 1953 20.00

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