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An Opera in Three Acts by W.V. Wallace
(Libretto by Edward Fitzball)
(Relayed to Daventry)
Cast: [see below]
The Station Chorus, The Augmented Station Orchestra: Conducted by T. H. Morrison
(Announcing Notes by John Russell)

Sheep-farming in the Australian bush, playing the Violin to the Governor-General, cruising on a whaler, mutiny, capture by ferocious rebel Maoris, all these were among the lively experiences of the composer of Maritana.
He is not to he confused, by the way, with the William Wallace of our times, composer of the Freebooter Songs, etc.
This William Wallace (he is more commonly known by his second Christian name of Vincent) was born in 1814, and died sixty years ago. He wrote, among other things, half-a-dozen operas; but Maritana was the only really successful one, and it has, indeed, easily made up for the rest as far as popularity goes.
Even those who have never seen the Opera will hail several old friends among the tunes heard to-night, for it is safe to say that one or another of them has been played or sung somewhere every dry during the last eighty years.

A descriptive booklet containing a libretto of, and notes on, the Opera, will be sent to listeners on receipt of a letter addressed to the Manchester Station, with envelope marked Operatic Booklet, and enclosing a large size 1 1/2 d. stamped-addressed envelope and 3d. in stamps. Price by calling at the Manchester Station 2d.


William Vincent Wallace
Edward Fitzball
Announcing notes:
John Russell
Lily Allen (soprano)
Lozezillo/The Marchioness di Montefiori:
Helena Taylor (mezzo-soprano)
Don Cesar de Bezan:
Arthur Wilkes (tenor)
Don Jose de Santareno/Captain of the Guard:
Lee Thistlethwaite (baritone)
The King/The Alcalde:
Herbert Ruddock (bass)
The Station Chorus
The Augmented Station Orchestra
T.H. Morrison

2ZY Manchester

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