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: FRANK NEWMAN

At THE ORGAN of LOZELLS PICTURE HOUSE,
BIRMINGHA
,(Midland Regional Programme)

: The New Victoria Cinema Orchestra

Conducted by Haydn Heard
From The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
(North Regional Programme)
(From Leeds)

Contributors

Conducted By: Haydn Heard

: THE NORTHERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOHN BRIDGE
(North Regional Programme) i

Contributors

Directed By: John Bridge

: ' The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers

: The B.B.C. Orchestra

(Section E)
(Led by Marie WILSON )
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
DENISE LASSIMONNE (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell
Pianoforte: Denise Lassimonne

: Acts II and ni of Verdi's ' Aida '

Performed by THE COVENT GARDEN OPERA Co.
Conductor, JOHN BARBIROLLT
Relayed from THE OPERA HousE, MANCHESTER
Act II'
Scene 1. A Hall in the Apartments of Amneris Scene 2. An Avenue to the City of Thebes
Characters in order of appearance
THE story of Aida, Verdi's magnificently spectacular opera, is of an Egyptian
General Radames, who, in the first act, is sent at the head of an army to fight the Nubians. He is loved by Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris; but Radames is in love with Aida, a Nubian slave, though she is in reality the captive daughter of Amonasro, the Ethiopian King whom Radames has been sent to conquer. In the first scene of Act II, Amneris, prompted by jealous suspicion, extorts from Aida a confession of her love for Radames. Amneris, thus forewarned, is, by reason of her position, also forearmed, and plans accordingly. Act II, Scene 2, witnesses in all its splendour the triumphant return of the victorious Radames and the brilliant ceremony of his reception. Amonasro is seen to be amongst the prisoners. At Radames' request, Pharaoh pardons the prisoners ; and as a reward for his valour, but to the confusion of Radames, bestows upon him the hand of Amneris.
In Act III, Aida, waiting on the banks of the Nile at night for her lover Radames, is surprised by her father, Amonasro, who comes to persuady her to use her influence over Radames to betraa the secret military plans of the Egyptians to her. The plan succeeds. Amonasro, in hiding, hears Aida unwittingly induce Radamee to reveal the plans. Amonasro comes out of hiding, and Radames, realizing his traitorous indiscretion, sees no way out but to fly the country with Amonasro and his daughter.
But there has been another eavesdropper in hiding. The jealous Amneris has overheard everything, and, calling soldiers, has Radames arrested. Amonasro and Aida have already vanished.

Contributors

Conductor: John Barbirollt
Amneris (Daughter of King of Egypt): Rlspah Goodacre
Aida (Slave to Amneris): Odette de Foras
The King of Egypt: Philip Bertram
Radames (Captain of the Guards): Walter Widdop
Ramphis (Chief of the Priests): Norman Allin
Amonasro (King of Ethiopia): Arthur Fear

: c Aida'

(Continued)
Act III
The Banks of the Nile
Ramphis, Amneris, Aida, Amonasro, Radames

: The Gershom Parkington Quintet

in another
Programme of Dance Music

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Bulletin








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