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(' Admetus ')
An opera in three acts by George Frederic Handel
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
The voice of Apollo. handmaidens, and soldiers
BBC Theatre Chorus
(trained by John Clements)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord)
Conductor. Stanford Robinson
Scene: Pherae. capital of Thessaly, and a wood near it: Hades
The opera was first produced at Covent Garden on January 31. 1727
(Redvers Llewellyn and Arnold Matters broadcast by permission of the Administrator of Sadler's Wells)
Repeat tomorroto at 7.30
Act 1
Scene 1: A room In the palace Scene 2: A wood near Pherae Scene 3: A room in the palace Scene 4: A wood near Pherae


George Frederic Handel
Geoffrey Dunn
Admetus King of Thessaly:
Trevor Anthony
Orindus a courtier:
Dennis Dowling
Redvers Llewellyn
Alcestis wife to Admetus and of Thessaly:
Joan Cross
Antigona. daughter of Laomedon. King of Trov disguised as Rosildaa shepherdess:
Irene Eisinger
Meraspes a Trojan elder disguisedFedalbe. a shepherd.:
Kenneth Ellis
Prince Trasmedes Admetus's brother:
Arnold Matters

A serial survey of some contemporary verse—1
The Poet: Dylan Thomas
The Critic : T. W. Earp
The Readers: Reginald Beckwith and Valentine Dyall
A sequence of four programmes Is devoted to each Poet and Critic. The first comprises a number of poems selected by the Critic, as an introduction. In the second the Critic expresses his personal attitude to poetry, and his appreciation of the Poet. In the third the Poet replies. The fourth programme, introduced also by the Critic, consists of further examples of the Poet's work, which they have chosen in collaboration
Presented by E. J. King Bull


Dylan Thomas
T. W. Earp
Reginald Beckwith
Valentine Dyall
Presented By:
E. J. King Bull

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