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: The Glyndebourne Opera presents 'ALCESTE'

An opera in three acts aung in the original French of M. Bailli du Roullet
Music by Gluck
Leaders of the Chorus:
Rita McKerrow. Barbara Delano Laing Alkins and James Alkins
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leo Quayle )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Producer, Carl Ebert.
Chief coach, Jani Strasser
Aot 1
Sc. 1: A courtyard before the palace at Pherae Sc. 2: The temple of Apollo


Unknown: M. Bailli
Unknown: Rita McKerrow.
Unknown: Barbara Delano
Unknown: Laing Alkins
Unknown: James Alkins
Chorus-Master: Leo Quayle
Leader: David McCallum
Conducted By: Vittorio Gui
Unknown: Carl Ebert.
Unknown: Jani Strasser
Alcestos (soprano): Magda Laezlo
Admetus (tenor): Richard Lewis
Evander (tenor): Alexander Young
Hercules (baritone): Thomas Hensley
High Priest (Act 1): John Cameron
Apollo (Act 3) (baritone): John Cameron
A Herald: Dennis Wicks
Voice of the Oracle (bass): Dennis Wicks
Thanatos (bass): Hervey Alan


Four talks by George Rylands


Unknown: George Rylands


Musica da Camera:
Harold Clarke (flute) Wilfred Smith (flute)
Robert Cattermole (oboe)
Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Charles Gregory (horn)
Archie Camden
Vera Kantrovitch (violin)
Hubert Dawkes (piano)


Flute: Harold Clarke
Flute: Wilfred Smith
Oboe: Robert Cattermole
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Horn: Charles Gregory
Horn: Archie Camden
Violin: Vera Kantrovitch
Piano: Hubert Dawkes


Talk by Ronald Robinson, Ph.D.
Fellow of St. John's College. Cambridge Dr. Robinson suggests that our understanding of the nature of national expansion has for too long been anchored to John Seeley's thesis in The Expansion of England — in its own day ' a great leap of historical imagination.' By drawing a distinction between formal and informal expansion, however, new light is thrown on the subject, and the speaker develops the idea of informal empire recently explored by Professor Vincent Harlow in his book The Founding of the Second British Empire.


Talk By: Ronald Robinson, Ph.D.


Act 2
A hall in the palace
8.55 Interval
9.5 Act 3
Sc. 1: A courtyard in rhe palace Sc. 2: The entrance to Hades


A jig-saw portrait made up of recollections and reflections
Taken from the recorded conversations of playwrights, players, playgoers, and directors, including:
Ernest Blythe , St. John Ervine
St. John Gogarty, Lennox Robinson
Robert Farren. Frank O'Connor
Brinsley MacNamara , Denis Johnston
Cyril Cusack. Seumas O'Sullivan
Brian Nolan , Michael MacLiammoir
Peter Kavanagh. Donagh MacDonegh
George Roberts , Sean O'Faolain
Austin Clarke. Val Iremonger Roger McHugh. Mervyn Wall
Sean O'Conchubhair , Dr. John Larchet Shetah Richards. Cathal O'Shannon
Pearse Beasley , Gabriel Fallon
Tommy Lennon,. Seumas Kavanagh
Tony Quinn. Harry Hutchinson
Sean MacReamoinn , Thomas Studeley
Harry Brogan , William O'Gorman
Put together and narrated by W. R. Rodgers
Produced by Maurice Brown
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 11)


Unknown: Ernest Blythe
Unknown: John Ervine
Unknown: Lennox Robinson
Unknown: Robert Farren.
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Unknown: Brinsley MacNamara
Unknown: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Cyril Cusack.
Unknown: Seumas O'Sullivan
Unknown: Brian Nolan
Unknown: Michael MacLiammoir
Unknown: Peter Kavanagh.
Unknown: Donagh MacDonegh
Unknown: George Roberts
Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Unknown: Austin Clarke.
Unknown: Val Iremonger
Unknown: Roger McHugh.
Unknown: Mervyn Wall
Unknown: Sean O'Conchubhair
Unknown: Dr. John Larchet
Unknown: Shetah Richards.
Unknown: Cathal O'Shannon
Unknown: Pearse Beasley
Unknown: Gabriel Fallon
Unknown: Tommy Lennon,.
Unknown: Seumas Kavanagh
Unknown: Tony Quinn.
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Sean MacReamoinn
Unknown: Thomas Studeley
Unknown: Harry Brogan
Unknown: William O'Gorman
Unknown: W. R. Rodgers
Produced By: Maurice Brown


Sonata in B minor played by Cyril Preedy (piano)


Piano: Cyril Preedy

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