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: Peter Grimes

An opera in three acts and a prologue from the poem of George Crabbe
Words by Montagu Slater
Music by Benjamin Britten
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conductor, Rafael Kubelik
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
(by arrangement with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Ltd.)
SCENE: The Borough, a small fishing town on the East Coast of England, about 1930
Prologue
The court room at the Moot Hall
Act I
Scene 1: The Borough beach and street: a cold grey morning
Scene 2: Inside 'The Boar': that night

Contributors

Words: Montagu Slater
Music: Benjamin Britten
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Peter Grimes, a fisherman: Peter Pears
Ellen Orford, a widow, schoolmistress of the Borough: Sylvia Fisher
Captain Balstrode retired merchant skipper: James Pease
Auntie, landlady of 'The Boar': Jean Watson
Her Niece, main attraction at 'The Boar': Joan Carlyle
Her Niece, main attraction at 'The Boar': Iris Kells
Bob Boles, fisherman and Methodist: Raymond Nilsson
Swallow, a lawyer: Owen Brannigan
Mrs Sedley, a widow: Lauris Elms
The Rector: John Lanigan
Hobson the carrier: David Kelly
Ned Keene, apothecary and quack: Geraint Evans
The Boy, Peter Grimes's new apprentice: Arthur MacKenzie

: IN THE ITALIAN TASTE

app. by John Hale
A talk prompted by Dr. C. P. Brand 's book Italy and the English Romantics.

Contributors

Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Dr. C. P. Brand

: app... PETER GRIMES '

Act 2
Scene 1: The village street and beach: a fine sunny morning
Scene 2: Peter Grimes's hut, an upturned boat: later the same morning

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Grimes'S

: POEMS BY PHILIP LARKIN

Introduced by the author
Read by Anthony Jacobs
Martina Mayne and Anthony White

Contributors

Read By: Anthony Jacobs
Read By: Martina Mayne
Read By: Anthony White

: ' PETER GRIMES'

Acr 3
Scene 1: The village street and beach: a few nights later
Scene 2: The same: some hours later

: COMMENT

A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment including:
Christopher Salmon on Tennessee Williams's play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
H. G. Whiteman on Graham Greene's Play The Potting Shed

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Salmon
Unknown: H. G. Whiteman
Unknown: Graham Greene'S








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