by Laelia Finneberg (soprano)
Laelia Finneberg is a native of Liverpool, but she lived for many years in Dublin, leaving there seven years ago to study opera and singing in Vienna. She showed such musical promise as a small child of five that she was put in the care of a professor who normally taught only advanced pupils.
In 1928 at the Dublin Musical'
Festival she carried off all the prizes in the classes for which she had entered. In more recent years she has had many successful engagements on the Continent and in this country. Her first London appearance was in 1932 at the Albert Hall , and she first appeared in Manchester with the Halle Orchestra four years ago.
A radio play by T. Thompson
Produced by Olive Shapley
T. Thompson is perhaps best known for his short stories, but a play from his hand will not come as a surprise to those who appreciate the skill with which he writes dialogue. An example of this was given in the Christmas number of the RADIO TIMES, when his moving story entitled ' Once a Year ' was published. He will contribute another story to next week's issue. He excels in writing Lancashire dialect that is free enough from exaggerations to be easily readable by everybody. A Northerner himself, Thompson knows the character of the North and its people, and has the technique to portray it.
Olive Shapley , the producer of this play, was, until a few months ago, organiser of the Children's Hour in the North.
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