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: The Glyndebourne Opera 'ALCESTE'

An opera in three acta
See foot of page
Scene 1: A courtyard before the palace at
Scene 2: The temple of Apollo


A dramatic poem by Robert Browning
An abridged version in nine parts
Part 2 (from Books 2, 3. and 4) MARtUS GORING as ' Half-Rome' JAMES MCKECHNIE as 'The Other Half-Roma '
HUGH BURDEN as ' Tertium Quid'
'Half-Rome' speaks the day alter the murder and ' finds much excuse tor Guido. His opinion is coloured by jealousy of his own wife.
' The Other Half-Rome,' speaking the next day, has found his way to the hospital cell where Pompilia lies dying. Her beauty and calm of spirit move him to speak in her defence.
* Tertium Quid,' two days later, makes his account of the murder an opportunity to demonstrate his shrewdness and turn of elegant phrase to a distinguished audience in the hope of personal advantage.


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Martus Goring
Unknown: James McKechnie


Act 2: A hall in the palace
Act 3: Scene 1: A courtyard in the palace
Scene 2: The entrance to Hades
Verdi's 'Falstaff' from Glyndebourne:
June 8


by Richard Peters
Lecturer in Philosophy x In the University of London
Dr. Peters points out the analogies between the two sides of education— cultivation of intellect and training of character-and between the answers given by two main traditions to its questions. It is the manner, he says, that maketh man.
Second of two talks


Unknown: Richard Peters


Symphony No. 2 played by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor, Karel Ancerl


Conductor: Karel Ancerl


by James Hanley
Details as Thursday at 9.15


Unknown: James Hanley


Cello Sonata in F, Op. 5 No. 1
Pablo Casals (cello)
Rudolf Serkin (piano) on a gramophone record


Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Rudolf Serkin

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