The Royal Carl Rosa Opera
Conductor, Keith Douglas from the Prince of Wales Theatre,
Birmingham Act 1 Butterfly's House in Nagasaki
Act 3: Inside the house next morning
This broadcast will give the complete opera as performed on the stage of the Prince of Wades Theatre, Birmingham. Two of the cast, John Torney , who plays the part of Pinkerton, and George Hancock , who is Yamadori, sang in ' Puccini, the Man and his Music ', presented on Monday (Regional) and Tuesday (National). Puccini enthusiasts all over the country, therefore, will have an excellent week, for Act I of La Bohème is also being broadcast this evening.
There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a
historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any
given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the
understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time
- not those of today.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers,
images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio
Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available
externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.