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: The Children's Hour

(17.15) Down in Somerset
Folk Songs by RUTH GEORGE '
Morris dances played on the fiddle by HAROLD HARPER
' Julia at the Police Station', being an adventure in the life of Julia, the Cow, told by A. S. LOXTON


Songs By: Ruth George
Fiddle By: Harold Harper
Told By: A. S. Loxton

: ' The First News'

(18.00) Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional News

: ' The Second News'

(21.00) Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: National Programme

(Weather Forecast for Northern Ireland at 9.20)

: Popular Opera

ROSSINI'S opera Cinderella, which by the way, under the original Italian title of of La Cenerentola, is to be revived this season at Covent Garden Theatre and part of it to be broadcast, follows the' familiar story recognisably though in a highly sophisticated operatic manner. There is wit enough, always in Rossini's comic operas, but no pantomime low comedy, such as we associate with Cinderella on the stage. But all the persons of the story come into the opera-Cinderella, her step-sisters, the comic old baron, Dandini, and of course the Prince. The opera was produced at Rome during the carnival in 1817, and was a great success. The music is delicious, even though much of it was borrowed from earlier and totally different operas, as was the indolent Rossini's custom. It was first heard in London in 1820, and again in 1891. The main difficulty seems to be that the Ipart of Cinderella is cast for a contralto.


Conducted By: Peter Montgomery

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