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: CECIL CHADWICK

At The Organ of The Classic Cinema

: The Children's Hour

ELSIE MCCONNELL with her Auto Harp, Banjo, and Hawaiian Guitar
Songs by DAVID MCALPINE
' The Gold Ring ', by A. M. MOORHEAD

Contributors

Unknown: Elsie McConnell
Songs By: David McAlpine
Unknown: A. M. Moorhead

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional News and Sports Bulletin

: 'The Senior Cup Final'

An Eye-Witness Account of the Rugby Match at Ravenhill Park, by WALLACE
HARLAND

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: National Programme

(Weather Forecast for Northern Ireland at 9-35)

: 'The Rose of Castile'

An Opera in Three Acts
By BALFE
Adapted for Broadcasting by CLIFTON HELLIWELL
*
OUT OF the many operas of Michael Balle only one can be said to have any robust life today ; that opera, of course, is The Bohemian Girl. There is much charming music, however, in The Rose of Castile, the text of which is based on a Spanish story called The Mule Driver of Toledo,' and is actually a translation from an opera of that name composed by Adolphe Adam.
The plot of the story is an old one.
A young Princess is affianced to the son of the King of Castile ; the Princess has no idea what her betrothed is like and rather dreads the marriage ; she, therefore disguises herself as a peasant-girl and seeks adventure on her own.
She meets a mule driver and falls deeply in. love with him, and he with her. It turns out, however, that the mule driver is none other than the Castilian Prince, who, equally loath to tie himself to an unknown Princess, has escaped the Court and is travelling about in disguise. Of course, all ends happily.
Balfc's opera was first produced in London in 1857. The prima donna on that occasion was the celebrated Louisa Pyne , who was born in 1832 and served her public so well that in 1896 she received a pension from the Civil List until her death in 1904.

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Michael Balle
Composed By: Adolphe Adam.
Unknown: Louisa Pyne








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