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Relayed from The Assembly Room, City Hall, Cardiff
National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis Levitus)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Triumphal March, "Aida" - Verdi
May Blyth (Soprano), Parry Jones (Tenor) and Orchestra
Love Duet ("Madame Butterfly") - Puccini
Orchestra
Navarraise ("Le Cid") - Massenet
Gavotte ("Mignon") - Ambrose Thomas
Entr'acte, No 4 ("Carmen") - Bizet

"Rigoletto": Final Scene, Act III
The wicked Duke of Mantua has been paying court, in earlier stages of the opera, to Gilda; though he is unaware of the fact, she is the daughter of his jester, Rigoletto, who has sworn to avenge his daughter's dishonour. But not long afterwards the Duke is attracted by the charms of Magdalena, sister of the assassin Sparafucile. Rigoletto has arranged with Sparafucile for the Duke's murder, but by an unhappy mischance Gilda, dressed as a boy so that she and her father may flee from Mantua, is stabbed by Sparafucile's dagger, and her body thrown into a sack. Rigoletto takes possession of it, in the belief that it is his master's body which he is bearing away; his utter despair on finding that it is his beloved daughter who has been killed is the culminating point in the tragedy of the grim story.

Contributors

Musicians:
National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra Leader:
Louis Levitus
Conductor:
Warwick Braithwaite
Gilda:
May Blyth
Masdalena:
Blodwen Caerleon
Duke of Mantua:
Parry Jones
Rigoletto:
William Parsons
Sparafucile:
Robert Easton

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More