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: BROADCAST TO SCHOOLS

:
Prof. A. J. SUTTON PIPPARD, The Conquest of the Air—Airships '

: THE STATION TRIO

: FRANK THOMAS (Violin),
RONALD HARDING (Violoncello), HUBERT
PENGELLY (Pianoforte)

: MAX ERARD and his BAND

Relayed from the Western Mail Health and Hygiene Exhibition at the Drill Hall

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: REMINISCENCES OF FAMOUS OPERAS

Given by THE CARDIFF GRAND OPERA SOCIETY, and THE AUGMENTED STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
' FAUST '
(Gounod)
ORCHESTRA
Introduction to ' Faust'
SOCIETY'S CHORUS
' Kermesse ' Chorus
Chorus
THE Kermesse Scene forms the Second Act of the Opera. Outside the city gates a fair (' Kermesso ') is being hold. Soldiers, students and townspeople are making merry.
THE next item, the Duet, forms the end of Act 1. Mephistopheles asks the aged Faust what ho yearns for, and Faust replies ' Be mine the delight of beauty's caresses.' Mephistopheles promises to restore his youth-at the price of his soul. As Faust hesitates, the devil conjures up a vision of Marguerite. Faust, his ardour aroused, signs the contract, and is transformed by Mephistopheles into a youth.
IN Act Four Marguerite, spurned in her downfall by her friends, goes to church, Mephietopheles gibes at her. Valentine, Marguerite's soldier brother, returns with his comrades from the war. He finds Mephistopholes singing a mock serenade to his sister, and fights a duel with him. Valentine falls mortally wounded, cursing his sister.
'IL TROVATORE'
(Verdi) SOCIETY'S CHORUS Anvil Chorus
THE famous Anvil Chorus is raised at the opening of the Second Act, in which the gipsies are at work in their camp.
THE Miserere is sung in the last Act. The scene is a wing of a Palace, with at one side a tower. Manrico, the Troubadour, has been seized by his enemy and confined in a dungeon. A chorus within sings the Miserere, and the death bell tolls. Manrico, from his cell, sings of his longing for death, whilst his dear one, Leonora,- utters her fears. If she cannot rescue him, she is determined to poison herself.
THE duet comes at one of the most pathetic moments in the Opera. In the last scene of all, the hapless Manrico, imprisoned, is awaiting death. His mother Azucena is with him. Her mind begins to wander, and she imagines that they are free again, and that ' Home to our mountains we yet shall go.'
'CARMEN'
(Bizet)
ORCHESTRA
Entr'acte, Act I
SOCIETY'S CHORUS Smoke Chorus
ORCHESTRA
Finale, Act IV
Entr'acte, Act IV

Contributors

Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Duet, ' Be mine the delight' Faust: Tom O'Leary
Mephistopheles: David Rees
DEATH OF VALENTINE Marguerite: Kitty Richards
Martha: Gladys Perring
Vatentine: Frederick Slade
Miserere Scene Leonora: Kitty Richards
Manrico: Tom O'Leary
Duet, ' Home to our mountains ' Azueona: Nancy Grainger
Manrico: Tom O'Leary
Soprano Solo, ' I said naught would frighten me ' Micaela: Lilian Purnell
Baritone and Chorus, Song of the Toreador Escamillo: Ernest G. Thomas








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