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A New Judgment by Kingsley Martin assisted by J. F. Horrabin
Production by Robert Gittings


Assisted By: J. F. Horrabin
Production By: Robert Gittings


Opera in a prologue and two acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (revised Arrigo Boito )
English version by Norman Tucker
Music by Verdi Cast in order of singing:
Servants, counsellors. guards, heralds
Plebeians and Patricians
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leo Quayle )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, Walter Price )
Conductor, Michael Mudie
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
The action takes place in Genoa In the twelfth century
6.55 Prologue
A square, with the Doge's Palace
7.30 Interlude
7.40 Act 1
Scene 1: The garden of the Grimaldl
Palace. Dawn, twenty years later
Scene 2: The Doge's Council
Chamber. Next day
8.45 Interlude
8.55 Act 2
Scene 1: A private room of the Doge.
Evening next day
Scene 2: Inside the Palace. A few hours later


Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Unknown: Norman Tucker
Music By: Verdi Cast
Chorus-Master: Leo Quayle
Leader: Walter Price
Conductor: Michael Mudie
Piaolo, Leader of the Plebeian Party: John Probyn
Pietro, a Plebeian: Denis Dowling
Simone Boceanegra, Captain of the Genoese Fleet, later first Plebeian Doge of Genoa: Roderick Jones
Fiesco, reigning Patrician Doge, later disguised Andrea: Stanley Clarkson
Amelia Grimaldi, Boccanegra's daughter, lost as a child: Victoria Sladen
Gabriele Adorno, a Patrician, in love with Amelia: Rowland Jones
Captain of the Guard: Rhys Williams


Talk by Stephen Spender
During the last six months the literary organs of the Soviet Union have made many comments on European and American Literature. Characteristic passages have been reproduced in English journals and in the Third Programme broadcast ' The Soviet View.' In this talk a poet comments on the frame of mind displayed in these publications.


Talk By: Stephen Spender


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


by Owen Tweedy
The speaker describes his experiences forty years ago at the University of Bonn when the student clubs were in their heyday and the etiquette of duelling a matter for meticulous study.


Feltkamp-Lentz-van Wering Trio:
Johan Feltkamp (flute)
Piet Lentz (viola da gamba)
Janny van Wering (harpsichord)


Flute: Johan Feltkamp
Viola: Piet Lentz
Harpsichord: Janny van Wering

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