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: Die Walkure

Music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
Produced by Rudolph Hartmann
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
The action takes place in legendary times
Act 1: Inside Hunding's hut


Composer: Richard Wagner
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Producer: Rudolph Hartmann
Siegmund: Ramon Vinay
Wotan: Hans Hotter
Hunding: Frederick Dalberg
Brilnnhilde: Margaret Harshaw
Sieglinde: Leonie Rysanek
Fricka: Maria Von Ilosvay
Valkyries - Gerhilde: Amy Shuard
Valkyries - Ortlinde: Una Hale
Valkyries - Waltraute: Edith Coates
Valkyries - Schwertleite: Valetta Iacopi
Valkyries - Helmwige: Joan Sutherland
Valkyries - Siegrune: Noreen Berry
Valkyries - Grimgerde: Constance Shacklock
Valkyries - Rossweisse: Janet Howe


D. Daiches Raphael talks about that enfant terrible among philosophers, F. C. S. Schiller , who taught at Oxford during the first quarter of this century. He was noted for the gaiety of his style. Mr. Daiches Raphael suggests that his pragmatism anticipated the new linguistic philosophy practised by Wittgenstein and his followers.
(Postponed from April 17)


Talks: D. Daiches Raphael
Unknown: F. C. S. Schiller
Unknown: Mr. Daiches Raphael


Acr 2: A wild rocky place


Talk by Arthur Waley


Talk By: Arthur Waley


Act 3: On the top of a rocky mountain
' Götterdämmerung ' : June 17


of Dante Alighieri
The third cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
Part 2 (Cantos 7-11)
Part 3: May 18


Unknown: Laurence Binyon
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith

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