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: The Daily Service

(Relayed from Daventry)
(to 10.30)

: Children's Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)

(to 12.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: Dance Music

Don Gabriel and his Embassy Players
Relayed from the The Dansant, Cox's Cafe, Cardiff


Musicians: Don Gabriel and his Embassy Players

: Mr. Leigh Woods: West of England Sport


Speaker: Leigh Woods

: May Jones

in Songs and Impressions


Singer/Impressionist: May Jones

: An Operatic Concert

Relayed from The Assembly Room, City Hall, Cardiff
National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis Levitus)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Triumphal March, "Aida" - Verdi
May Blyth (Soprano), Parry Jones (Tenor) and Orchestra
Love Duet ("Madame Butterfly") - Puccini
Navarraise ("Le Cid") - Massenet
Gavotte ("Mignon") - Ambrose Thomas
Entr'acte, No 4 ("Carmen") - Bizet

"Rigoletto": Final Scene, Act III
The wicked Duke of Mantua has been paying court, in earlier stages of the opera, to Gilda; though he is unaware of the fact, she is the daughter of his jester, Rigoletto, who has sworn to avenge his daughter's dishonour. But not long afterwards the Duke is attracted by the charms of Magdalena, sister of the assassin Sparafucile. Rigoletto has arranged with Sparafucile for the Duke's murder, but by an unhappy mischance Gilda, dressed as a boy so that she and her father may flee from Mantua, is stabbed by Sparafucile's dagger, and her body thrown into a sack. Rigoletto takes possession of it, in the belief that it is his master's body which he is bearing away; his utter despair on finding that it is his beloved daughter who has been killed is the culminating point in the tragedy of the grim story.


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra Leader: Louis Levitus
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Gilda: May Blyth
Masdalena: Blodwen Caerleon
Duke of Mantua: Parry Jones
Rigoletto: William Parsons
Sparafucile: Robert Easton

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