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: Götterdämmerung

A music drama by Richard Wagner
(sung in German)
Gibichung Men and Women Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Covent Garden Orchestra
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
Producer, Rudolph Hartmann
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
Prelude: The Valkyries' Rock
Act I
Scene 1: The Hall of the Gibichungs on the Rhine
Scene 2: The Valkyries" Rock


Composer: Richard Wagner
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Producer: Rudolph Hartmann
Siegfried: Set Svanholm
Gunther: Marko Rothmüller
Alberich: Otakar Kraus
Hagen: Ludwig Hofmann
Brünnhilde: Margaret Harshaw
Gutrune: Hilde Konetzni
Woglinde: Joan Sutherland
Wellgunde: Una Hale
Flosshilde: Glenice Halliday
Waltraute: Maria Von Ilosvay
First Norn: Maria Von Ilosvay
Second Norn: Constance Shacklock
Third Norn: Amy Shuard


by Donald F. Thomson , Lecturer In Anthropology, University of Melbourne In the first of two talks Dr. Thomson describes how, having spent several years in their territory pacifying the Arnhem Lenders of North Australia, he was sent back to the region in 1942 to undermine Japanese influence among the aborigines and to train a unit of them for guerilla fighting in the event of an invasion of Australia.


Unknown: Donald F. Thomson


Acr 2
In front of the Hall of the Gibichung*


Talk by Bertram Henson : a consideration of the functions and defects of the English legal system.


Talk By: Bertram Henson


Acr 3
Scene 1: A wooded place in the Rhine Scene 2: The Hall of the Gibichung*


A comment by Maxim Gorky on Tolstoy's marriage: this unpublished fragment is read by Gilbert Harding.


Unknown: Maxim Gorky
Read By: Gilbert Harding.

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