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: The Glyndebourne Opera presents 'ALCESTE'

An opera in three acts sung in the French version of M. Badlli du Roullet
Music by Gluck
Leaders of the Chorus:
Rita McKerrow. Barbara Delano Laing. and James Atkins
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master,Leo Quayle )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
CONDUCTED BY VITTORIO GUI
Producer, Carl Ebert
Chief coach, Jani Strasser
The action takes place in legendary times in Pherae and in Hades
Act 1
Scene I: A- courtyard before the palace at
Pherae
Scene 2: The temple of Apollo

Contributors

Unknown: M. Badlli du Roullet
Music By: Gluck
Unknown: Rita McKerrow.
Unknown: Barbara Delano
Unknown: James Atkins
Chorus-Master: Leo Quayle
Leader: David McCallum
Conducted By: Vittorio Gui
Unknown: Carl Ebert
Unknown: Jani Strasser
Alcestis (soprano): Magda Laszlo
Admetus (tenor): Richard Lewis
Evander (tenor): Alexander Young
Hercules (baritone): Thomas Hemsley
High Priest (Act 1): John Cameron
Apollo (Act 3) (baritone): Dennis Wicks
A Herald: Dennis Cameron
Voice of the Oracle (bass): Dennis Wicks
Thanatos (bass): Hervey Alan

: SIR FLINDERS PETRIE

A memoir by Margaret Murray
Dr. Murray, who studied Egyptology under Sir Flinders Petrie at the beginning of this century, has recorded her impressions of the man and his achievements. Petrie was born on June 3, 1853.

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Murray

: MUSSORGSKY

Pictures at an Exhibition played by Franz Osborn (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Franz Osborn

: THE LEGEND OF SARAH BERNHARDT

Esim Percy recounts some personal memories

Contributors

Unknown: Esim Percy

: Alceste

Act 2
A hall in the palace
8.0 Interval
8.10 Act 3
Scene 1: A courtyard in the palace
Scene 2: The entrance to Hades

: 'SUNKEN CITY'

(' La Ville au fond de la Mer ') by Thierry Maulnier
Translated from the French by Norman Cameron
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes

Contributors

Unknown: Thierry Maulnier
Unknown: Norman Cameron
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Production By: Raymond Raikes

: THE ART OF FUGUE

James Ching talks about J. S. Bach 's last composition

Contributors

Talks: James Ching
Unknown: J. S. Bach

: BEETHOVEN

Trio in B flat, Op. 97 played by the Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio

: 'IF AND PERHAPS AND BUT'

Talk by Henry Reed
Henry Reed discusses the characteristics of T. S. Eliot's highly idiosyncratic manner of utterance in prose and what he considers to be some of the virtues and aberrations of Mr. Eliot's critical and other writtings. The talk is occasioned by the recent selection from his prose made by John Hayward.

Contributors

Talk By: Henry Reed
Unknown: John Hayward.

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