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Scene: The town house of Count Gil at the beginning of the present century

5.30 app. Interval

Il Segreto Di Susanna
An interlude in one act

Libretto by Enrico Golisciani
Music by Wolf-Ferrari
(sung in the original Italian)
COUNT GIL..............Michel Roux
SUSANNA, his wife......Mary Costa
SANTE, their servant (silent part) Heinz Blankenburg
Producer, Peter Ebert 4.45 to 5.30

'ARIADNE AUF NAXOS'
AN OPERA IN ONE ACT AND A PROLOGUE
Words by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music by Richard Strauss
(sung in the original German)
5.35 to 6.30 7.35 to 9.0
THE MAJORDOMO (spoken part)...David Franklin
A Music MASTER.................Thomas Hemsley
THE Composer.................Helga Pilarczyk
THE TENOR (Bacchus)...............Richard Lewis
AN OFFICER.................AndréDorval
A DANCING MASTER.................Hugues Cuenod
A WIG MAKER.........................Gwyn Griffiths
A LACKEY..........................Frederick Westcott ZERBINETTA...................Rita Streich
THE PRIMA DONNA (Ariadne) Lucine Amara
HARLEQUIN...................Heinz Blankenburg
SCARAMUCCIO...............John Kentish TRUFFALDIN..............................John Holmes BRIGHELLA................Duncan Robertson
NAIAD....................Jacqueline Delman
DRYADMonica Sinclair
ECHO......................Pilar Lorengar
Erna Gal (piano)
Producer, Carl Ebert
Chief coach, Jani Strasser
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by John Pritchard

A play in word and sound by James Hanley.
[Starring] Rachel Thomas with Robert Ornbo
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 24)
Followed by an interlude at 7.25

Contributors

Writer:
James Hanley
Producer:
John Gibson
Man:
Robert Ornbo
Mrs. Vaughan:
Rachel Thomas
Postmaster:
Haydn Jones
Gareth:
John Dearth
Rhiannon:
Margaret Leigh
Mr. Williams:
Norman Wynne

(from Books 8 and 9)
A dramatic poem by Browning.

An abridged version in nine parts.
[Starring] Felix Felton as Dominus Hyacinthus de Archangelis, Robert Eddison as Doctor Johannes-Baptista Bottnius

Archangelis, Procurator of the Poor, was appointed by the Court of the Governor of Rome to defend Guido and is represented working on his first plea.
Bottinius, Advocate of the Fisc, led for the prosecution, and is represented trying on his own ears the eloquence of his final plea which the Court will not hear but only read in printed form according to the custom of the time.
(BBC recording)
(Felix Felton is appearing in 'Where's Charley?' at the Palace Theatre, London)
Part 7: August 10

Contributors

Author:
Robert Browning
Dominus Hyacinthus de Archangelis:
Felix Felton
Doctor Johannes-Baptista Bottnius:
Robert Eddison

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