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Regina d'Inghilterra'
(' Elizabeth, Queen of England ')
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt based on Sophia Lee 's novel
' The Recess'
Music by Rossini
(sung in Italian)
Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
Act 1
In the Palace of Whitehall, about 1565


Giovanni Schmidt
Sophia Lee
Roberto Benaglio
Elizabeth, Queen of England (soprano):
Maria Vitale
The Earl of Leicester, a general(tenor):
Giuseppe Campora
Mathilda, his wife (soprano):
Lina Pagliughi
Henry, his brother (mezzo-soprano):
Ortensia Beggiato
The Duke of Norfolk (tenor):
Antonio Pirino
William, a captain (tenor):
Mario Carlin

Illustrated talk by Sir Charles Tennyson
The voice of Alfred Lord Tennyson reading his own poetry was recorded on wax cylinders in 1890. In this programme the poet's grandson introduces fragments of the surviving recordings. Listeners will be able to follow the voice belter if they have in front of them the text of the following verse: sections 1, 2, and 3 of ' The Charge of the Heavy Brigade'; Stanzas 5 and 6 of 'The Northern Farmer (New Style) '; the dosing stanza of ' Come into the garden, Maud '; and ' The Charge of the Light Brigade.'


Talk By:
Sir Charles Tennyson
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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