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: The English Opera Group presents a performance from Glyndebourne Opera House of the new lyric comedy 'ALBERT HERRING'

by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier
Produced by Frederick Ashton
The English Opera Group
Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Kessler )
Conducted by Benjamin Britten
The action takes place during April and May of the year 1900 at Loxford, a small market town in East Suffolk
Act 1
Scene 1: The morning-room in Lady
Billows's house
Scene 2: Mrs. Herring's shop


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Produced By: Frederick Ashton
Leader: Jack Kessler
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Lady Billows, an elderly autocrat: Joan Cross
Florence Pike, her housekeeper and companion: Gladys Parr
Mr Gedge, the Vicar of St Mary's: William Parsons
Police Superintendent Budd: Bruce Clark
Mr. Upfold, Mayor of Loxford and butcher: Roy Ashton
Miss Wordsworth, head teacher at the Church School: Margaret Ritchie
Sid, butcher's assistant: Frederick Sharp
Nancy, a girl from the bakery: Nancy Evans
Mrs Herring, owner of a green-grocer's shop: Betsy de la Porte
Albert Herring, her son, who runs the shop: Peter Pears
Three tiresome village children: Emmie: Lesley Duff
Three tiresome village children: Cis: Anne Sharp
Three tiresome village children: Harry: David Spencer


The last of four illustrated talks by William Glock on his recent visit to Munich, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen


Unknown: William Glock


* The Homeric Question Today'
W. F. Jackson Knight reviews some new books from the United
States and Switzerland by Rhys Carpenter , Heinrich Pestalozzi , and Ernst Howald


Unknown: W. F. Jackson Knight
Unknown: Rhys Carpenter
Unknown: Heinrich Pestalozzi
Unknown: Ernst Howald


Act 2
Scene 1: A marquee in the Rectory garden
Scene 2: Mrs. Herring's shop


Comment and Action
A series of programmes designed to introduce great English and foreign plays seldom performed in this country
5-Calderon's ' LIFE'S A DREAM '
Selections from the play translated by J. B. Trend and Frank Birch , with a commentary written and spoken by Frank Birch. Produced by Mary Hope Allen. With Robert Speaight as Sigismund, Angela Baddeley as Rosaura Dignam , and Mark Dignam as King Basilio
Spanish extract spoken by Rafael Terry
Music selected and conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough


Unknown: J. B. Trend
Unknown: Frank Birch
Spoken By: Frank Birch.
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen.
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Unknown: Angela Baddeley
Unknown: Rosaura Dignam
Unknown: Mark Dignam
Spoken By: Rafael Terry
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough
Clotaldo: Laidman Browne
Astolfo: Peter Creswell
Estrella: Violet Loxley
Clarion: Roderick Lovell
Servants: Andrew Churchman
Servants: Heron Carvic
Soldier: Martin Benson


Hans Hotter (baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Der Wanderer (Schmidt von Lubeck) Der Wanderer an den Mond (Seidl) Greisengesang (Ruckert)
Sei mir gegrtisst (Ruckert)
Am Bach im Friihling (Schober) Auf der Donau (Mayrhofer) Wie Ulfru fischt (Mayrhofer)
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Schiller) Grenzen der Menschheit (Goethe) An Schwager Kronos (Goethe)


Baritone: Hans Hotter
Piano: Frederick Stone
Piano: Der Wanderer

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