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Incidental music to Don Quixote played by the - BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Irving


Unknown: Don Quixote
Conducted By: Robert Irving


Short story by Sean O'Faolain
Read by the author


Story By: Sean O'Faolain


An opera in four acts and five tableaux. Words and music by Hector Berlioz
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Oscar Lampe)
BBC Theatre Chorus (Chorus-Master, John Clements)
Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Act 1


Music By: Hector Berlioz
Leader: Oscar Lampe
Chorus-Master: John Clements
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Dido, Queen of Carthage: Marisa Ferrer
Anna, sister of Dido: Yvonne Corke
lopas a Tyrian poet: Frans Vroons
Ascanius, Aeneas' son: Maria Braneze
Pantheus, Trojan priest: Charles Paul
Narbal: Charles Cambon
Aeneas, Trojan hero: Jean Giraudeau
Hylas: Cotin Cunningbam
First soldier: Ernest Frank
Second soldier: Scott Joynt
Ghost of Cassandra: Yvonne Corke
Ghost of Coroebus: Charles Cambon
Ghost of Hector: Ernest Frank
Ghost of Priam: Scott Joynt
The god Mercury: Steam Scott


Act 2 followed by Symphonic Interlude,
The Royal Hunt and Storm


by Robert Browning
Read by M. R. Ridley
Produced by Patric Dickinson


Unknown: Robert Browning
Read By: M. R. Ridley
Produced By: Patric Dickinson


by Denis Constanduros
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Grandfather: Cecil Trouncer
Grandmother: Jean Cadell
Aunt Maria: Gladys Young
Aunt Pern: Betty Hardy
Parsons: Franklyn Bellamy
Lucy: Mabel Constanduros
Mr Fitch: Stanley Lathbury
Mr Whatley: Cyril Gardiner
Cockney woman: Gladys Spencer
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill

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