The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite
The Impresario is an Opera about the trials and troubles of a theatrical manager who had to put up with the foibles and jealousies of 'star' performers. Mozart must have written it with gusto, for he had a good deal to do with operatic singers, who were thorns in the flesh of composers.
The Overture starts showily, and goes on to treat some of the loveliest little tunes that Mozart ever wrote...
Walter is a young Knight, who aspires to membership of the mediaeÂval guild of citizens, the 'Mastersingers'. Moreover, he and Eva (daughter of the goldsmith) are in love, The hand of Eva is to be gained by singing a 'Master-song' in a contest.
On the night before the contest Walter has a vision of a sunlit garden and a lovely maiden-Eva. Out of this vision he makes his Prize Song, which everyone declares to be inspired, and which wins him the maiden's hand.
by James Dyrenforth and H.M.H. Graham.
Characters, presented by The London Radio Repertory Players:
An amusing incident which might have been another version of the eternal triangle except for circumstances which are explained in the course of the play.
The scene is the dressing-room of Eric Maxwell-Smith, who is preparing to accompany his wife to a function. After the manner of man, Eric is frantically seeking for one of his cuff links.
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