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Opera in five acts
Libretto by E. Scribe and E. Deschamps
Music by Meyerbeer
Catholic noblemen:
Catholic and Protestant courtiers, ladies-in-waiting, soldiers, students
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Repetiteur, George Coop
(Continued in next column)
Act 1
A room in the chateau of the Comte de Nevers, in Touraine. August 1572
Act 2
The garden of the chateau of Chenonceaux in Touraine
Winton Dean writes on page 6


Unknown: E. Scribe
Unknown: E. Deschamps
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: George Coop
Unknown: Winton Dean
Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre: Claudine Collart
Valentine, daughter of the Comte de Saint Bris: Jacqueline Lucazeau
Urbain, the Queen's page: Ludmila Lebedeva
A lady-in-waiting: Elizabeth Eriksson
Raoul de Nangis, a Protestant noble man: Raphael Romagnont
Marcel, a Huguenot soldier (servantto Raoul): Henri Medus
Comte de Nevers....: Charles Cambon
Comte de Saint Bris: William Parsons
De Tavannes: Max Worthley
De Cossé: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
De Thoré }: Tito Dani
Maurevert: Tito Dani
De Retz: Fabian Smith
De Meru: George Delderfleld
Bois-Rose, a Huguenot soldier: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
A valet: William Biggs
A constable: George Delderfleld

: Titty

A story from ' Some People' by Harold Nicolson
Adapted and produced by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon


Act 3
The Pre-aux-Clercs, by the Seine In Paris
Act 4
A room In the Comte de Nevers' house In Paris
Act 5
A cemetery of a Protestant church In Paris
Another performance: May 5


Talk by G. M. Young
Under this title, a selection by Michael Goodwin from the articles contributed to * The Nineteenth Century ' during its first twenty-five years has recently been published. G. M. Young comments on the way these articles reveal the preoccupations of the late Victorian age.


Talk By: G. M. Young
Unknown: Michael Goodwin
Unknown: G. M. Young


by Alfred de Musset with a new verse translation by Norman Cameron


Unknown: Alfred de Musset
Translation By: Norman Cameron

: BRAHMS Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

played by the Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola) Colin Hampton (cello) Myra Hess (piano)


Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Viola: Philip Burton
Cello: Colin Hampton
Piano: Myra Hess


Renato Giordano , independent liberal columnist, talks about different currents of Italian opinion towards European federation and the Atlantic community
(The recorded broadcast of April 26)


Unknown: Renato Giordano

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