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: Salzburg Festival A performance in German of 'DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL'

('The Seraglio')
Opera by Mozart
Libretto after C. F. Bretzner
The characters
Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman
Osmin, head servant of the Pasha
Pedrillo, former servant of Belmonte, now in the Pasha's employ
The Pasha Selim (speaking part) Constanze, beloved of Belmonte
Blonde, her English maid. beloved of Pedrillo
(The names of the singers will be announced)
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor, Josef Krips
From Salzburg, in the American-controlled zone of Austria. (By courtesy of Rot Weiss Rot Network) The action takes places in Turkey in the palace of the Pasha Selim
Act 1
A terrace, overlooking the sea
Act 2
The palace garden
Act 3
Scene 1: An open space in front of the palace. Midnight
Scene 2: A hall in the palace, a few hours later
Between the acts there are readings from the works of Captain Marryat


Unknown: C. F. Bretzner
Conductor: Josef Krips


Sailor, man, and author by John Gloag
Talk commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the death of Captain Marryat


Unknown: John Gloag


Conductor, Charles Groves


Conductor: Charles Groves


by James Thomson
Selections made and read by Christopher Hassall
Produced by James McFarlan


Read By: Christopher Hassall
Produced By: James McFarlan


Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 played by Edith Vogel (piano)


Played By: Edith Vogel


A literary scenario translated -by Arthur Waley -from the allegory by the Japanese writer, Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Reader, Valentine Dyall


Translated By: Arthur Waley
Reader: Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
Reader: Valentine Dyall

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