An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the story by Henry James
Music by Benjamin Britten
Cast in order of singing:
English Opera Group Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian )
CONDUCTKD BY THE COMPOSER
Producer, Basil Coleman
(Continued in next column)
The action takes place in and around the country house at Bly, about the middle of the last century.
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
(by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Trust. Ltd.)
Prologue; Scene 1 The Journey; Scene 2 The Welcome; Scene 3 The Letter; Scene 4 The Tower; Scene 5 The Window; Scene 6 The Lesson; Scene 7 The Lake; Scene S At Night
The Governess to Miles and Flora:
Mrs Grose the housekeeper:
Peter Quint, ghost of the former man-servant:
Miss Jessel, ghost of the former governess:
Michael Robbins adds a critical comment to recent broadcasts on the English landscape by Dr. W. G. Hoskins and Dr. J. D. Chambers. Suggesting that their approach is basically an aesthetic one, he makes a plea for proper study of ' the ugly bits.' ' I count the gasworks as well as the manor house, he says.
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