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: A WELSH INTERLUDE

S.B..from Cardiff

: ' Y Blodyn Glas'

Opera Gomic Cvmraeg Mewn Dwy Act
(Buddugol yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru,
1926)
' THE BLUE FLOWER '
A Welsh Comic Opera in Two Acts
(Awarded the Prize at the Welsh National
Eisteddfod, 1926)
Y Geiriau a'r Gerddoriaeth Gan
(Words and Music by) J. EDDIE PARRY
Cymeriadau (Characters) :
Plant y Pentre (Village Children) :
Village Children, Fairies, etc.
Supported by a Small Orchestra
\ Act I.
Golygfa (Scene) :
A shady woodland on a May morning. The children are dancing around a Maypole, when they arc interrupted by Glyn, who tearfully tells them that ho must leave them in a few days to seek employment. Mair tells them of the Blue Flower, which has the magic power of changing its wearer into anything ho wishes. They decide to seek it. Glyn refuses to believe, and is presently joined by Rhys, a droll lout, to whom ho confesses that the children are simple enough to believe in fairies.
While they discuss the improbability of fairies, they are suddenly surrounded by a number of the sweetest little elves imaginable. Rhys becomes friendly, and when the children eventually return tired out after a fruitless search, he suggests that the fairies should take them all to ' Gwlad Yr Hai ,' or ' Summer Land.'
Act II.
Golygfa (Scene) :
The Queen's Bower, built of butterfly wings-
The children are welcomed by the Queen, but they suddenly miss Rhys. When the children are searching for him, he. enters breathlessly. The Queen finds that he has lost the Blue Flower, and he is therefore condemned to die, in spite of earnest prayers by Glyn and the children.
The Queen commands a fairy to blindfold him, but no one has a handkerchief ready. Rhys offers his own, and as he pulls it out, the Blue Flower falls at his feet. He is forgiven, and the children are allowed to return to the earth once again, after making a promise to report anyone who disbelieves in fairies to Her Majesty when they next visit Summer Land.
The Opera arranged for broadcasting by the AUTHOR

Contributors

Unknown: Gerddoriaeth Gan
Music By: J. Eddie Parry
Unknown: Gwlad Yr Hai
Olwen: Ceinwen Rees
Mair: Eileen Ashton
Glyn: Myrddin Rees
Rhys: William John Thomas
Prif Forwyn y Tylwyth Teg (Chief Fairy): Hilda Stevens
Brenhincs y Tylwyth Teg (Fairy Queen): Muriel Williams








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