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An opera in three acts
Libretto by Nicola Haym
Edited and translated into German by Oskar Hagen
Music by Handel
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Hamburg
(Chorus-Master. Max Thurn )
SCENE: Milan in the sixth century
Act I
Scene 1: Rodelinda's room
Scene 2: A cypress-grove with the tombs of the kings of Langobardi
Rodelinda was first produced at the King's Theatre, London, in 1723.


Unknown: Nicola Haym
Unknown: Oskar Hagen
Chorus-Master: Max Thurn
Conducted By: Hans Schmidt
Rodelinda queen of Langobardi: Aase Nordmo Lovberg
Bertarido (Bertarich), king of Langobardi her husband, banished by Grimoaldo: Hermann Prey
Grimoaldo (Grimwald), tyrant of Langobardi: Franz Fehringer
Eduige (Hadwig), Bertarido's sister: Gisela Litz
Garibaldo (Garibald), duke of Turin Grimoaldo's confidant: Toni Blankenheim
Unolfo (Unolf), a soldier, Bertarido's confidant: Horst Sellentin


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
From Leicester Square to Cressington Park by a Q.C.
In 1848 Leicester Square, London, was the subject of an important Chancery decision from which derived the whole modern system of restrictive covenants over freehold land. The enforcement of positive covenants is more difficult, but in 1956 a Chancery decision about Cressington Park, Liverpool, put new life into the subject.


Scene 1: A cypress grove
Scene 2: Rodelinda's room
Scene 1: A gallery in the palace
Scene 2: The dungeons of the palace Scene 3: The palace gardens


A new novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Adapted for radio by Christopher Sykes
In collaboration with the author
Characters in order of speaking:
Narrator, John Glen
Production by Christopher Sykes
This novel is to be published in August
(Beatrix Lehmann is in Waltz of the Toreadors ' at the Criterion Theatre; Patience Collier in Nude with Violin' at the Globe Theatre; John Glen in ' Tea and Sympathy ' at the Comedy Theatre, London)
DURING THE INTERVAL (855-9.5 app.):
Concerto Grosso in B flat. Op. 3 No. 5 played by the Barchet Quartet and the Pro Musica
String Orchestra of Stuttgart
Conductor. Rolf Reinhardt on gramophone records


Novel By: Ivy Compton-Burnett
Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Narrator: John Glen
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Beatrix Lehmann
Unknown: John Glen
Conductor: Rolf Reinhardt
Miles Mowbray: Norman Shelley
Ellen Mowbray his wife: Joan Matheson
His daughters: Ursula: Joan Hart
His daughters: Constance: Patience Collier
His daughters: Audrey: Ann Totten
Malcolm Mowbray his nephew: Donald Gray
Miss Gibbon: Dorothy Black
Everard, the butler: Geoffrey Wincott
Eliza Mowbray Malcolm's mother: Beatrix Lehmann
Eliza's younger sons: Nigel Mowbray: Warren Hearnden
Eliza's younger sons: Rudolf Mowbray: Martin Starkie
Miss Manders: Betty Hardy
Verena Gray: Prunella Scales


(born June 2. 1857)
String Quartet, Op. 83 played by the Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys. Trevor Williams
Watson Forbes. Derek Simpson


Unknown: Sydney Humphreys.
Unknown: Derek Simpson


Dominic de Grunne speaks about Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and compares the position of women in England of the 18th century with that of the French.
A Life of Lady Mary by Dr. Robert Halsband has recently been published.
(The recorded broadcast of March 18)


Unknown: Dominic de Grunne
Unknown: Dr. Robert Halsband

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