An Excerpt from ' The Town Talks'
Compere, JOHN WATT
ARTHUR RISCOE and JUNE in Andre Chariot 's Revue
' THE TOWN TALKS' by VIVIAN ELLIS and ARTHUR MACRAE
Produced by Robert NESBITT
The cast includes :
DONALD STEWART PHYLLIS STANLEY
ROSALIE CORNEILLE RICHARD MURDOCH
ORCHESTRA under the direction of DENNIS VAN THAL broadcast from the Palace Theatre
Scene: Klingsor's Magic Castle changing to Klingsor's Magic Garden
Flower Maidens: STELLA ANDREVA: DOROTHY MILNES ; JOSE MALONE; AUDREY LANGFORD ; ELSA STENNJNG;
Conductor, Fritz REINER
Chorus Master, ROBERT AINSWORTH from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
A notable feature about this evening's performance of Parsifal is the first appearance in England of Fritz Reiner. Fritz Reiner was born at Budapest and began his career as assistant conductor of the Budapest Opera Comique and, later, as conductor of the Volksoper. After filling other important posts, he was appointed musical director of the Dresden State Opera, which he left in order to go to America as conductor of the Cincinatti Symphonic Orchestra. Since that time, he has conducted several of the leading American orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the season 1934-1935, he was in charge of the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company.
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