(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
Originally in one act, afterwards extended to two, Beatrice and Benedict was commissioned for the Baden Opera House, and produced there m August,
1862. Berlioz wrote both text and music, adapting parts of Shakespeare s Much Ado About Nothing; writing about it in the previous year, while he was at work on it, he said : ' I promise there shall not be much ado in the way of noise in it'. He went to Baden to superintend the final rehearsals and direct the first performances. 'To my mind, one of the liveliest and most original things I have ever done', he said himself, and when chances are offered of hearing parts of it, most listeners agree with him.
THE MOGUL AND THE
JOHN RORKE , DENIS O'NEIL
BERTHA WILLMOTT , TESSA DEANE
Guest of the evening: The famous old-time singer, DUSTY RHODES
THE REVUE CHORUS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
The songs in the programme will include: Brighton, After the Ball, Ta-ra-raboom-de-ay, Silver threads among the gold, The most miserable man on earth, The lads in Navy Blue, Good-bye Dolly Gray, Little Dolly Day Dream, I'm afraid to come home in the dark, The sunshine of your smile, The Moth and the Flame, Take me on the Flip-Flap, All alone, A Little bit of Heaven, Hi! Hi! Hi ! Mister McKie , When the Angelus is ringing, Let's all go mad, When I leave the world behind,
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