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An opera in three acts Music by Gluck
Libretto by Bailli du Rollet
English version by Arthur Jacobs
Greeks, soldiers, Thessalian warriors. women of Argos and Aulis. slaves from Lesbos, priestesses of Diana
BBC CHORUS Trained by Alan G. Melville
Conductor, Rudolf SCHWARZ
The action takes place at Aulis in ancient times
Act 1: The Greek camp


Arthur Jacobs
Alan G. Melville
Paul Beard
Rudolf Schwarz
Agamemnon, King of Mycenae:
Raimund Herincx
Ronald Dowd
Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon:
Elizabeth Fretwell
Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon:
Monica Sinclair
Calchas, the High Priest:
David Ward
Areas, captain of the guards:
John Noble
Ranken Bushby
The goddess Diana:
Judith Pierce
A slave from Lesbos:
Marjorie Avis

CONSTANTINE FITZGIBBON Speaks on the discontent of the English intellectual with most political persuasions today. Mr. Fitzgibbon does not claim his talk is the first word on a subject that has been ponderously described as the alienation of the intellectual; it certainly does not aspire to be the last.


Constantine Fitzgibbon

Acr 3: Scene 1: The interior of a tent
Scene 2: Before the altar of Diana on the seashore
Previously broadcast on July 9
Elizabeth Fretwell and Raimund Herincx broadcast by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company; David Ward broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd. followed by an interlude at 8.20


Elizabeth Fretwell
Raimund Herincx
David Ward

by HENRY DE MONTHERLANT translated by Robert Baldick with Stephen Murray and Jill Bennett
Written for the Comedie Francaise during the German Occupation, Queen in Death is in part a study of the uses and abuses of power (which, fortunately for the author, was completely misunderstood by the Gestapo), but also a study of the ambiguity and frailty of human nature when confronted by a conflict of good and evil. The action is set in Portugal in a Renaissance period.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Charles Lefeaux
: second broadcast
DURING the INTERVAL (9.15-9.25 app.) Two movements from Respighi's First Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute played by Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Antal Dorati on a gramophone record


Translated By:
Robert Baldick
Stephen Murray
Jill Bennett
Produced By:
Charles Lefeaux
Played By:
Philharmonia Hungarica
Conducted By:
Antal Dorati
The Infanta of Navarre:
Valerie Hanson
The Infante of Navarre:
William Eedle
Ferrante, King of Portugal:
Stephen Murray
Don Manoel Ocayo:
Derek Birch
Prince Don Pedro:
John Rye
Ines de Castro:
Jill Bennett
Don Christoval:
Keith Williams
Lieutenant Martins:
Harold Reese
Egas Coelho the Prime Minister:
Edgar Wreford
Alvar Goncalves, a councillor:
Haydn Jones
Dino del Moro, the King's page:
Anthony Reese
Captain Batalha:
Tom Watson

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