An opera in four acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito founded on Shakespeare
Music by Verdi
(sung in Italian)
(Continued in next column)
Chorus and Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
CONDUCTED BY TULLIO SERAFIN
Scene: In and around Otello's castle in Cyprus at the end of the fifteenth century
Outside the castle, overlooking the harbour
A room leading on to the garden
Arthur Jacobs writes on page 4
Otello a Moor, governor of Cyprus (tenor):
lago, his ensign (baritone):
Cassio, his lieutenant (tenor):
Roderigo a Venetian gentleman (tenor).:
Montano former governor of Cyprus (bass):
Lodovico ambassador of the Venetian Republic (boss):
Desdemona, Otello's wife (soprano):
Emilia, her companion Iago's wife (mezzo-soprano):
A Herald (bass):
Ernesto de Marchi, Senior Scholar of St. Antony's College, Oxford, and editor of the Anglo-Italian review of politics Occidente, re-examines the view held by many historians of Italy that the achievement of Italian unity in 1860 was the planned result of concerted action on the part of her leading men. His talk, which analyses the part in Italy's unification played by Cavour, is suggested by the recently published study Cavour and Garibaldi: i860, by Denis Mack Smith.
The great hall of the castle
A recording of a discussion on this subject arranged by the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House on February 3
Opened by Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot , M.p. and Rt. Hon. James Griffiths , M.P.
Chairman, Kenneth Bradley
(Part of this discussion was originally broadcast in the BBC's General Overseas Service)
Rt. Hon. Walter
Rt. Hon. James
Harvey Phillips String Orchestra
(Leader. Hugh Bean )
Conductor, Harvey Phillips
A reading of his poetry by John Glen arranged and introduced by James Reeves
Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 played by Bela Siki (piano)
' The Materials Discovered'
First of two talks by the Rev. P. H. Rowley
Professor of Semitic Languages and Literature. University of Manchester In 1947 some ancient scrolls were discovered in a cave near the Dead Sea which proved to be of outstanding importance and aroused world-wide interest. Since then other caves in the area have been explored and other discoveries made. In this talk Professor Rowley gives some account of the materials discovered in the caves of Qumran, Murabba'at, and El Mird ; and in his second talk he surveys some of the discussions that have followed the discoveries and talks about the significance of the new material that has come to light. Much of this new material has not yet been published.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 8)
Second talk: Thursday at 11.0
Rev. P. H.