Troise and his Mandoliers : Love, for ever I adore you (Ropetz) '
Dennis O'Neil (tenor): The Mountains o' Mourne
The Alfredo Campoh Trio: Indian
Love Call (Rose Marie) (Frinil)
Orchestra of Massed Violoncellos :
Traumerei (Reverie) (Schumann)
Jack Wilson (pianoforte): Mighty lak' a rose (Nevin)
John Brownlee (baritone) : Senorita
(The Private Life of Don Juan ) (Spbliansky)
Pierre Fol and his String Quintet:
Joseph Lewis and his Orchestra.
Poeme d'Amour (Love Poem) (Strauss)
Herbert Ernst Groh (tenor) with Chorus and Orchestra : Remembrance (Ropetz)
Maria Ivogun (soprano) : The Blue
Danube (Johann Strauss )
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra.
Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
'Baa, Baa, Black Cat'
A Christmas Pantomime in the West
Country Village of Much-Wool-Gathering, by DOROTHY WORSLEY
(West Regional Programme)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Sports Bulletin
A Trans-Atlantic Debate on the motion 'That there be an Anglo-American Alliance to Promote World Peace This motion will be proposed by Oxford and opposed by Harvard
Relayed in co-operation with the National
Broadcasting Company of America
Relayed from Sadler's Wells Theatre
Scene : The Inn of Lilas Pastia
Cast in order of appearance
Conductor, LAWRANCE COLLINGWOOD
Producer, CLIVE CAREY
Chorus Master, GEOFFREY CORBETT
The inn is on the outskirt of Seville a haunt of the smugglers to whose band
Carmen belongs. It is evening, and revelry is the mood of all there-soldiers, gypsies and townsfolk Soon they are joined by Escamillo, bull fighter and idol of Seville; they teas him, and in response he sings his
Toreador song. He and Carmen are obviously fascinated by one another
The inn is closed for the night, but Carmen still expects Jose, the handsome soldier whom she had beguiled into freeing her a month before; she was under arrest in his charge, for having stabbed a fellow cigarette maker. His voice is heard, and she admits him, dancing for him as she had promised she would do if he came to seek her there.
Trumpet-tones, blending with the music of her dance, sound his recall to barracks, and Carmen taunts him with his devotion to duty rather than to her. His reply is the Flower Song. Taking from his breast the bloom which once she threw him, he tells her how he languished in prison for her sake—his punishment for letting her escape-dreaming always of her witchery.
A knocking on the gate breaks in on the end of his song, and his officer enters ; he, too, is enslaved by Carmen s charm. He orders Jose off, and in a moment of mad jealousy the soldier draws his sword ; the clash of weapons brings the smugglers in a rush, to disarm and make captives of them both, officer and trooper.
Weather Forecast and News c Time for Dancing'
Directed by HENRY HALL
with THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA