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An opera in three acts by Richard Wagner
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson )
(Continued in next column)
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
(Leader, Charles Taylor )
From the Royal Opera House, Covenit Garden
(by arrar.gement with the Covenit Garden Opera Trust)
Act 1
The interior of St. Katherine's church


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Clemens Krauss
Masitersingers: Hans Sachs, shoemaker: Karl Kamann
Masitersingers: Veit Pogner, goldsmith-: Frederick Dalberg
Masitersingers: Kunz Vogelgesang, furrier: Edgar Evans
Masitersingers: Konrad Nachtigall, tinsmith: Bryan Drake
Masitersingers: Sixtus Beckmesser, town clerk: Benno Kusche
Masitersingers: Fritz Kothner, baker: Rhydderch Davies
Masitersingers: Balthasar Zorn, pewterer: Emlyn Jones
Masitersingers: Ulrich Eiselinger, grocer: William McAlplne
Masitersingers: Augustin Moser, tailor: David Tree
Masitersingers: Hermann Ortel, soap-boiler: Marian Nowakowski
Masitersingers: Hans Schwarz, stocking-weaver: Charles Morris
Masitersingers: Hans Foltz, coppersmith: Ronald Lewis
Walther von Stolzing, a young knight from Franconia: Hans Hopf
David, Sachs' apprentice: Richard Holm
Eva, Pogner's daughter: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Magdalene, Eva's nurse: Constance Shacklock
A night-watchman: Geraint Evans


Talk by Christopher Hill
Follow of Balliol College. Oxford
The Barebones Parliament, one of the many constitutional experiments of the Cromwellian period, sat for only five months from July 4 to December 12, 1653. Clarendon denounced its members as * pack of weak, senseless follows, fit only to bring the name and reputation of parliaments lower than it was,' and many historians since have regarded it with little more respect. Mr Hill challenges this general attitude. He regards the Barebones Parliament as ' the high point of a revolutionary movement ' and sees in the radical reforms proposed in the course of its session an attempt to stabilise the achievements of that ' revolution.'


Talk by: Christopher Hill


Act 2
A street with the houses of Pogner and Sachs


Readings from contemporary West Indian poetry, arranged and introduced by Henry Swanzy
Gloria Vaz , E, McG. Keane and George Lamming
(A revised version of the programme broadcast in the General Overseas Service on March 24)


Introduced By: Henry Swanzy
Readers: Gloria Vaz
Readers: George Lamming


Act 3
Scene 1: Sachs' workshop
Scene 2: An open meadow on the river
Pegnitz Ernest Bradbury writes on page 19


Unknown: Pegnitz Ernest Bradbury


A New Fantasia of the Unconscious
Talk by Aian McGlashan
A suggested explanation in terms of mythology of the mysterious and world-wide appeal maje by comic-strip characters such as Garth and Jane.
(The recorded broadcast of June 10)


Talk By: Aian McGlashan


String Quintet in C minor (K.406) played by the Budapest String Quartet with Milton Katims (viola) on gramophone records


Viola: Milton Katims

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