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A comic opera in five acta
Words and music by Werner Egk
(sung in German)
Symphony Orchestra of BUddeutscher Rundfunk, Stuttgart
The action takes place in a provincial town in Russia in the middle of the last century.
ACT 1: A room in the mayor's house Act 2: A shabby room in an inn ACT 3: The same as Act 1


Music By: Werner Egk
Producer: Gunther Rennert
Hlestakov: Gerhard Stolze
Osip, his servant: Heinz Cramer
The Mayor: Fritz Ollendorf
Anna, his wife: Hetty PlumacHer
Marya his daughter: Friederike Sailer
Mishka, his servant: Hubert Buchta
Bobchinsky: Fritz Wunderlich
Dobchinsky: Gustav Grefe
The Postmaster: Alfred Pfeifle
The Charity Commissioner: Frithjof Sentpaul
The Judge: Fritz Linke
A young widow: Eilinor Junker-Giesen
The wife of the locksmith: Paula Kapper


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
Malice and the Gas-meter by R. M. Jackson
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Unknown: R. M. Jackson


Acts 4 and 6: A room in the mayor's house


with the moral of a fourth, and an eighteenth-century poem by the Chevalier de Boufflers, read by Edwige Feuillere and Sylvia Monfort
Translations by Edward Marsh and L. E. Jones
Read by Hedli Anderson and Duncan McIntyre
This is the second of a group of eight programmes compiled by Rayner Heppen stallfrom the personal choices of four leading French actors and actresses.


Read By: Edwige Feuillere
Unknown: Sylvia Monfort
Unknown: Edward Marsh
Unknown: L. E. Jones
Read By: Hedli Anderson
Read By: Duncan McIntyre
Unknown: Rayner Heppen


Kreisleriana, Op. 16 played by Ilona Kabos (piano)


Piano: Ilona Kabos

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