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Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Wagner
PARRY JONES
ARTHUR FEAR
THORPE BATES
MAHRY DAWES
. IRENE MORDEN
VALETTA IACOPI
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Overture and Venusberg Music (Tannhauser) Preludo and Scene I (The Rhinegold)
PARRY JONES and Orchestra
Tannhauser's pilgrimage (Tannhauser)
ORCHESTRA
Ride of the Valkyries (The Valkyrie) Finale, Scone 4 (The Rhinegold)
THE story of the Rhinegold, of which the beginning and the end are being performed tonight, is as follows : The first scene is the depths of the Rhine where the Xibelung Alberich steals- from the Rhine maidens, who guard it, the gold whose possession can make him lord of the earth. In the second scene the gods are contemplating the great castle Valhalla, which the two giants, Fasolt and Fafner; have built for. them. - The price of their work.was to be Freia, goddess of Youth, but Wotan is trusting to the wily Loge, god of Fire, to extricate him from his bargain. When Loge comes, he tells the gods and the giants of Alberich's theft of the gold, and of its magic powers, and' the giants are filled with envy. They agree to accept the gold, instead of Freia, and insist on holding her meanwhile as a hostage. They lead her away and old age immediately falls on the other gods. The third scene takes us to the depths of the Nibelung's cavern where Alberich, by virtue of the Ring, has forced all the other dwellers underground to amass a mighty treasure of gold for him. Wotan and Loge appear, and by cunning wile make him captive and lead him to the upper world, the scene changing once more to their rocky height in front of the castle
Valhalla. All the treasure is forced from Alberich and handed over to the giants, but as the Ring is taken from him, he bestows on it the curse which follows it throughout the rest of the tale. Its power is immediately shown as the giants fall out and Fafner slays his brother. The drama comes to an end with the entry of the gods into their new home, over a mighty rainbow bridge which Donner, the god of Thunder, fashions for them with his mighty hammer from the clouds.

Contributors

Unknown:
Parry Jones
Unknown:
Arthur Fear
Unknown:
Thorpe Bates
Unknown:
Mahry Dawes
Unknown:
Irene Morden
Unknown:
Valetta Iacopi
Conducted By:
Sir Henry Wood
Unknown:
Parry Jones
Alberich:
Thorpe Bates
Rhine-Daughters : Woglinde:
Mahry Dawes
Wellgunde:
Irene Morden
Flosshilde:
Valletta Iacopi
Wotan:
Thorpe Bates
Donner:
Thorpe Bates
Froh:
Parry Jones
Loge:
Parry Jones
Woglinde:
Mahry Dawes
Wellgunde:
Irene Morden
Flosshilde:
Valetta Iacopi
Fricka:
Valetta: Iacopi

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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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