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An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the story by Henry James
Music by Benjamin Britten
Cast in order of singing:
(Continued in next column)
English Opera Group Orchestra
(Leader. Olive Zorian )
Producer, Basil Coleman
The action takes place in and around the country house at Bly
Act 1
Prologue; Scene 1 The Journey; Scene 2 The Welcome; Scene 3 The Lotter; Scene 4 The Tower; Scene 5 The Window; Scene 6 The Lesson; Scene 7 The Lake; Scene 8 At Night


Story By:
Henry James
Music By:
Benjamin Britten
Olive Zorian
Basil Coleman
The Prologue:
Peter Pears
The Governess to Miles and Flora:
Jennifer Vyvyan
Mrs Grose, the housekeeper:
Joan Cross
David Hemmings
Olive Dyer
Miss Jessel, ghost of the former governess:
Arda Mandikian
Peter Quint, ghost of the former manservant:
Peter Pears

Talk by R. D. Barnett
Deputy Keeper In the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities,
British Museum
The great sculptured frieze from the palace of Assurbanipal at Nineveh has, after fifteen years, been reopened to the public at the British Museum. Mr. Barnett speaks of its qualities as a work of art and as a historical document for the finest period of Assyrian civilisation.


Talk By:
R. D. Barnett

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