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Regional Variations (3)

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DOROTHY MOULTON (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
- (Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by GODFREY BROWN
GUSTAV I HOLST'S opera The Perfect Fool, was first produced by the British National Opera Company in May, 1923, and was prominent in their repertory for some time. Lately, how-over, only the Ballet Music has been heard at all frequently. The plot of the opera is itself fantastic, and is made more so because Hoist, who wrote both words and music, used his opportunity to guy opera conventions and to parody operatic styles, particularly the florid
Italian and the Wagnerian. But the Ballet Music is straightforward and Holstian, and, so far as one can tell, parodies nothing. The ballet occurs at the opening 01 tne opera. A wizard is conjuring up all sorts of spirits whom he compels to supply him with various materials and ingredients for a magic potion which will give him such power over a certain Princess that she will be quite unable to refuse to marry him. The ballet has three movements, only the first of which is now to be played. Of the Spirits of Earth is demanded a cup suitable for containing magic essences. The Spirits of the Water are required to fill the cup with a highly potent distillation of love, and the Spirits of Fire to dwell in the cup, ' burning, blasting, and scorching,' as the text says, or, in other words, to put a kick in it. And after all this trouble it is the Fool who is destined to get the Princess, not the painstaking Wizard.

Contributors

Soprano:
Dorothy Moulton
Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Godfrey Brown

Regional Variations (3)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Northern

An Extravaganza specially written for Broadcasting by L. du GARDE PEACH
The inner history—for the accuracy of which we vouch-of the recent incredible hostilities between the Republic of Thalia and the Kingdom of Sardonia
The Cast includes :
Leslie Perrins , Alfred Gray , Dorothy Tetley , Franklyn Bellamy , Jack Knight , Deering Wells , Arthur Vezin , Gladys Young , Eric Anderson , Charles Maunsell , W. E. Holloway , A. J. Denton , Martin Adeson , John Callis , Billie Sinclair , Andrew Churchman , Eric Phillips , Doris Blagrove , Robert G. Rendol , W. Earle Grey , Gladys Tudor , Harald Colonna , Ernest Haines , Ellen Hare , Allan Wade , Stanley Vine, Ralph Truman , D'Arey Sullivan , Greta Wood , William Devereux
Produced by HOWARD ROSE

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Perrins
Unknown:
Alfred Gray
Unknown:
Dorothy Tetley
Unknown:
Franklyn Bellamy
Unknown:
Jack Knight
Unknown:
Deering Wells
Unknown:
Arthur Vezin
Unknown:
Gladys Young
Unknown:
Eric Anderson
Unknown:
Charles Maunsell
Unknown:
W. E. Holloway
Unknown:
A. J. Denton
Unknown:
Martin Adeson
Unknown:
John Callis
Unknown:
Billie Sinclair
Unknown:
Andrew Churchman
Unknown:
Eric Phillips
Unknown:
Doris Blagrove
Unknown:
Robert G. Rendol
Unknown:
W. Earle Grey
Unknown:
Gladys Tudor
Unknown:
Harald Colonna
Unknown:
Ernest Haines
Unknown:
Ellen Hare
Unknown:
Allan Wade
Unknown:
Ralph Truman
Unknown:
D'Arey Sullivan
Unknown:
Greta Wood
Unknown:
William Devereux
Produced By:
Howard Rose

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About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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