Outside broadcast cameras cover final rehearsals of some of the displays, including the world-famous 'Quadrille' presented by the Swiss Cavalry School to be performed at every evening performance of the show, which begins tomorrow.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.
From Harringay Arena, London.
An opera in three acts from the drama by David Belasco.
[Starring] Elaine Malbin
A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick)
Conducted by Edward Renton
The action of the opera takes place at the foot of the Cloudy Mountains. California, in a mining camp in the days of the gold rush in 1849.
Section of the Covent Garden Opera
[Orchestra] conducted by:
Jack Ranee, the Sheriff:
Johnson (Ramerrez) Paul
Nick, bartender at the Polka:
Ashby Agent of the Wells Fargo Transport Company:
Sonora a goldminer:
Jake Wallace, a minstrel:
Jose Castro, a-gangster:
Wowkle, an Indian squaw:
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