A programme illustrating the significance in opera of the solo aria and vocal ensemble.
The second of a series in which viewers' questions are answered.
Compere, Douglas Craig
With Elsie Morison, Gertrude Holt, Halinka de Tarczynska, John Lanigan, Roderick Jones and Catherine Lacey in scenes from:
Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte"
Rossini's "The Barber of Seville"
Verdi's "Rigoletto", "Il Trovatore", "Falstaff"
Puccini's "La Boheme"
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
From King Edward's School Hall, Birmingham.
(John Lanigan appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Douglas Craig by permission of the Arts Council of Great Britain)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15