CHARLES WREFORD and DORA GREGORY
In ' The Old Age Pension,' by Fred Rome
WISH WYNNE Character Studies
JACK PAYNE and his
B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
HARRY TATE AND
In ' How Are You?'
COURTYARD OF PALACE AT NIGHT
RELAYED FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN
Conductor, FREDERICK HAY
LOHENGRIN is a strange knight, who comes in a boat drawn by a swan in answer to the prayer of Elsa for a champion to defend her against the calumny of Telramund, claimant for the dukedom of Brabant; it belongs by right to Elsa's brother Godfrey, who has mysteriously disappeared. Telramund has charged Elsa with causing his death, but Lohengrin has defeated Telramund on this issue and won Elsa as his bride. Telramund is disgraced. Act II is at night, outside the castle. Teiramund and his wife, Ortrud, are planning revenge. Ortrud calls to Elsa, who appears on the balcony, and seeks her compassion, at the same time trying to raise doubts in Elsa's mind as to Lohengrin's good faith. As soon as day dawns, all begin to assemble for the wedding. Elsa comes in procession from the castle, and is joined by the King and Lohengrin. Ortrud and Telramund attempt to make trouble but without effect, though they have contrived to shake Elsa's faith in her champion. The procession passes into the cathedral.
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