Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
WILLIAM PARSONS (baritone)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Torquay
In Rossini's opera, The Barber of Seville, Figaro is a barber, and consequently a carrier of scandal, an intriguer, and a useful go-between for lovers. He considers himself the greatest barber, indeed the greatest man in Seville, and in his song he has no hesitation in saying what a fine fellow he is. Figaro dominates the opera, which is founded on the famous play of the late eighteenth century French playwright Beaumarchais. This play is the first of a trilogy, the second section of which is the play on which Mozart's great opera, The Marriage of Figaro, is based, and which is a sequel to The Barber of Seville.
Egwyl Ddigrif a Dyws
(Four girls entertain. An Interlude-arousing and grave)
MAIR HOWELLS , yn canu a goganu
(in song and satire)
DILYS. GRIFFITHS-DAVIES, yn adrodd yn lion ac yn Heddf (merry and serious)
AMY THOMAS , yn canu penillion
RHIANNON JAMES, yn canu'r delyn
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