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Regional Variations (3)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

Members of La Scala, Milan, Orchestra and Chorus
In Act 1, Rigoletto, the humpbacked, sardonic jester, aids and abets his unscrupulous master, the Duke of Mantua, in amatory escapades, one of which has involved Count Monterone's daughter. Subsequently, the curse of Monterone fills the superstitious jester with fears for the safety of his own child, Gilda, hitherto well guarded from the Duke's attentions. Three of Rigoletto's many enemies, Count Ceprano, Marullo, and Borso, wreak vengeance. Blindfold, under the impression that he is helping to abduct the Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto participates in the kidnapping of his own beloved daughter.

Regional Variations (2)

Act I of Verdi's Opera

Regional Programme Western

Relayed from SADLER'S WELLS Cast in order of appearance :
Producer, JOHN B. GORDON
Violetta is welcoming a party. Alfred is among the guests. He is asked to sing, and gives the spirited drinking song, ' Where beauty and mirth.' He is joined by the chorus and echoed by Violetta. The strains of a waltz are heard from an adjoining room. The guests are about to proceed thither when Violetta is seized with sudden illness and obliged to rest. At her request the guests leave her to recover, but Alfred lingers and declares his love. Violetta. at first refuses to take him seriously. Soon, however, she realises his deep earnestness. Left alone, she falls to musing on this strange, wondrous emotion that has entered her life, and then sings the famous ' Ah, fors e lui (' (Ah, was it him my heart foretold ').


Warwick Braithwaite
John B. Gordon
Joan Cross
George Hancock
Edith Coates
Baron Duphot:
Arnold Matters
Doctor Grenville:
Harry Brindle
Powell Lloyd
D Morgan Jones

Regional Programme London

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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