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Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
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.


Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Baritone: William Parsons

: The Children's Hour

A Tinytalk by DOROTHY, 'A-hunting we will go'


Songs By: Mary Maddock

: NAN DAVIES, Caincgyda'r dclyn

(songs with the harp)
Stori ddigri gan CLYDACH THOMAS
(From Swansea)

: The First News

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Market Prices for Farmers in the West

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: Cyngerdd gan Bedair Merch

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
(singing penillion)
RHIANNON JAMES, yn canu'r delyn
Trefnwyd y rhaglen gan IDWAL
(Programme arranged by Idwal Jones )


Unknown: Egwyl Ddigrif
Unknown: Mair Howells
Unknown: Amy Thomas
Arranged By: Idwal Jones

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