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("The Troubador")
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
Based on the Spanish play "El Trovador" by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez
Music by Verdi (sung in Italian)
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Edward Downes
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
The action takes place in Spain at the beginning of the fifteenth century
ACT 1
Scene 1: The guardroom of the palace of Aliaferia.
Scene 2: The palace garden at night.
Scene 3: A gypsy camp in the Biscayan Mountains.

Contributors

Libretto:
Salvatore Cammarano
Based on a play by:
Antonio Garcia Gutierrez
Music:
Giuseppe Verdi
Singers:
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master:
Douglas Robinson
Musicians:
Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader:
Charles Taylor
Conductor:
Edward Downes
Count di Luna, commander of the royal army of Aragon:
Jess Walters
Leonora, a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Aragon:
Zinka Milanov
Azucena, a gypsy:
Fedora Barbieri
Manrico, a troubadour, supposed son of Azucena:
Kurt Baum
Ferrando, retainer of Count di Luna:
Michael Langdon
Ines, Leonora's confidante:
Barbara Howitt
Ruiz, a follower of Manrico:
Dermot Troy
An old gypsy:
Afan Davies
A messenger:
Emlyn Jones

The second of four programmes of poems by Baudelaire to commemorate the centenary of ' Les Fleurs du Mal'
French readers:
Madeleine Renaud and Gerard Phillpe
English readers:
Mary Wimbush and Stephen Murray
Translations by L. E. Jones
Programme arranged and introduced by Rayner Heppenstall

Contributors

Readers:
Madeleine Renaud
Readers:
Gerard Phillpe
Readers:
Mary Wimbush
Readers:
Stephen Murray
Unknown:
L. E. Jones
Introduced By:
Rayner Heppenstall

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