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or Love in the Stocks '
A romantic ballad opera in two acts
Words by Harold Child
Music by Vaughan Williams
Villagers, pedlars, soldiers
BBC Opera Chorus
BBC Opera Orchestra (Led by John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Presented by Mark Lubbock Narrator. Patrick Troughton
Repetiteur: Leo Wurmser
Scene: A small town in the Cotswolds in the early nineteenth century *
Act 1
A fair in an open field near the town. Morning. April 30


Unknown: Harold Child
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Presented By: Mark Lubbock
Narrator: Patrick Troughton
Repetiteur: Leo Wurmser
The constable: Owen Brannigan
Mary, his daughter: Joyce Gartside
Aunt Jane, his sister: Mary Jarred
John, the butcher: Frederick Sharp
The turnkey: Powell Lloyd
A showman: Fabian Smith
A sergeant: Denis Dowling
Hugh the drover: Webster Booth
A cheap-jack: George Steam Scott
A shell-fish seller: Fisher Morgan
A primrose seller: Ethel Gedge
A ballad seller: David Holman


Victor Cavendish-Bentinck , who has recently returned from a visit to Western Germany, talks about the significance of the activities of the German Right-wing parties


Unknown: Victor Cavendish-Bentinck


Act 2
The market place in the town. Early Tuesday morning, May 1
Another performance: March 13


A study of the last years of the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi
Written for broadcasting by Henry Reed
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
(Continued in next column)
The voices of childhood:
Ysanne Churchman , Joan Hart. Carleton Hobbs , David Markham. Marjorie Westbury , and Gladys Young
Actors, intellectuals, residents of Florence and of Naples: Roger Delgado , Alastair Duncan. Hamilton Dyce , Stanley Groome , Molly Lawson , Joan Matheson , John Turnbuil , Margaret Vines , and Richard Williams
Band music composed and directed by John Hotchkis
Children's song by Antony Hopkins
Time: 1832-37
Scene: Florence and Naples


Unknown: Giacomo Leopardi
Broadcasting By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: Joan Hart.
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: David Markham.
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Roger Delgado
Unknown: Alastair Duncan.
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: Stanley Groome
Unknown: Molly Lawson
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: John Turnbuil
Unknown: Margaret Vines
Unknown: Richard Williams
Directed By: John Hotchkis
Leopardi: David King-Wood
Antonio Ranieri: Anthony Jacobs
Fanny Targioni: Diana Maddox
Maddalena Pelzet: Elspeth March
Biffl, an actor: Arthur Young
Lina Ranieri's sister: Dorothy Smith
Pietro Giordani: Abraham Sofaer


Quintet in C minor (K.516) played by the Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola) Colin Hampton (cello) Max Gilbert (viola)


Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Viola: Philip Burton
Cello: Colin Hampton
Viola: Max Gilbert


Lecture by Jacques Maritain


Unknown: Jacques Maritain

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