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(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Mosco Carner


Conducted By: Mosco Carner


'Vaughan Williams and Folk Music': an illustrated talk by Scott Goddard


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Talk By: Scott Goddard

: ' ADMETO '

(' Admetus ')
An opera in three acts by George Frederic Handel
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
The voice of Apollo. handmaidens, and soldiers
BBC Theatre Chorus
(trained by John Clements)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord)
Conductor. Stanford Robinson
Scene: Pherae. capital of Thessaly, and a wood near it: Hades
The opera was first produced at Covent Garden on January 31. 1727
(Redvers Llewellyn and Arnold Matters broadcast by permission of the Administrator of Sadler's Wells)
Repeat tomorroto at 7.30
Act 1
Scene 1: A room In the palace Scene 2: A wood near Pherae Scene 3: A room in the palace Scene 4: A wood near Pherae


Unknown: George Frederic Handel
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Admetus King of Thessaly: Trevor Anthony
Orindus a courtier: Dennis Dowling
Hercules: Redvers Llewellyn
Alcestis wife to Admetus and of Thessaly: Joan Cross
Antigona. daughter of Laomedon. King of Trov disguised as Rosildaa shepherdess: Irene Eisinger
Meraspes a Trojan elder disguisedFedalbe. a shepherd.: Kenneth Ellis
Prince Trasmedes Admetus's brother: Arnold Matters


An appreciation by John Sparrow of the distinguished Irish novelist and critic who died on January 4


Unknown: John Sparrow


Act 2
Scene 1: Hades
Scene 2: The royal garden
Scene 3: A wood near Pherae
- Scene 4: The same, next morning


A serial survey of some contemporary verse—1
The Poet: Dylan Thomas
The Critic : T. W. Earp
The Readers: Reginald Beckwith and Valentine Dyall
A sequence of four programmes Is devoted to each Poet and Critic. The first comprises a number of poems selected by the Critic, as an introduction. In the second the Critic expresses his personal attitude to poetry, and his appreciation of the Poet. In the third the Poet replies. The fourth programme, introduced also by the Critic, consists of further examples of the Poet's work, which they have chosen in collaboration
Presented by E. J. King Bull


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: T. W. Earp
Readers: Reginald Beckwith
Readers: Valentine Dyall
Presented By: E. J. King Bull


Act 3
Scene 1: A room in the palace Scene 2: A square in Pherae Scene 3: The throne room


A study of Shakespeare's dramatic use of contemporary music and songs. Compiled and produced by Douglas Cleverdon. With a company of sundry players, singers, and musicians. Music supervised by Elizabeth Poston


Duced By: Douglas Cleverdon.
Unknown: Elizabeth Poston

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