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Regional Variations (5)

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Scotland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

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Regional Programme Western

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme London

Regional Variations (6)

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme London

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Scottish Children's Hour

Regional Programme Scotland

Awr y Plant

Regional Programme Western

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Midland

' The Island in the Mist'
A serial play by FRANKLYN KELSEY
8—' The Blockade '

Contributors

Play By:
Franklyn Kelsey

Regional Variations (6)

THE B B C NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme London

FRANK REA AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

THE BIRMINGHAM CITIZENS' ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Midland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Scotland

Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Romeo and Juliet, the fifteenth-century tale immortalised by Shakespeare, has always made a strong appeal to composers, and several operas have been made from the story, most of them based upon Shakespeare's version. Omitting the lesser known settings, the chief of the others are Steibelt's, triumphantly produced in Paris, 1793 ; Zingarelli's, a very popular opera produced in Milan in 1796 with Crescentini, the male soprano, whose singing is said to have moved Napoleon to tears ; Bellini's I Montecchi e Capuletti (Venice, 1830), which departed from Shakespeare's version by bringing Juliet to life in the last act long enough for her to sing a duct with Romeo. The best known of all is, of course, by Gounod. The most recent is by Zandonai (Rome, 1922), two of whose operas have been heard in London, but not this one. Finally there are the operas in which the original story has been adapted to other times and other circumstances, the most famous of which is Delius's The Village Romeo and Juliet. Mascagni's / Rantzau is the same story transported to Alsatia.
Edward German wrote his ' Romeo and Juliet ' music for Forbes Robert -son's production of Shakespeare's play at the Lyceum in 1895.

Contributors

Leader:
Alfred Barker
Conductor:
T. H. Morrison
Unknown:
Forbes Robert

Regional Programme Northern

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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