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A comic opera in one act
Libretto by J. F. Castelli
English version by George Barker and Humphry Trevelyan
Music by Schubert
Knights and their ladies:
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Led by Stanley Browne )
Conducted BY LEO WURMSER Introduced by Ralph Hallett
In the character of The Mmstrel
Radio presentation by Dennis Arundell
SCENE: The hall of a medieval castle at the time of the Crusades


Unknown: J. F. Castelli
Unknown: George Barker
Unknown: Humphry Trevelyan
Unknown: Stanley Browne
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Introduced By: Ralph Hallett
Presentation By: Dennis Arundell
Countess Ludmilla: Joan Hammond
Count Heribert, her husband: Denis Noble
Astolf, a knight: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Helene, his wife: Marion Lowe
Isella Ludmilla's maid: Doris Gambell
Udolin, the Count's servant: Jan Van Der Gucht


A play for broadcasting by Sheila Cregeeh
Produced by John Gibson


Broadcasting By: Sheila Cregeeh
Produced By: John Gibson

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SOME MUSIC NEXT WEEK for productions and opera see the Third Programme Supplement
PIA SEBASTIANI: recital of piano music by Rameau. Petrassi, Villa-Lobos. Szymanowski, and Ginastera
CHAMBER ORCHESTRAL CONCERT: Kalmar Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Norman Del Mar , with Frank Felleg (harpsichord) and Stephen Whittaker (percussion): Mozart's ' Serenata Notturna,' Sibelius's ' Rakastava,' and Roberto Gerhard 's Harpsichord Concerto
DEBUSSY: song recital by Flora Nielsen and Duncan Robertson (Wednesday)
CRISTOFORI ENSEMBLE: trios by Haydn and Mozart for fortepiano, violin, and cello y)
AMADEO BALDOVINO : cello suites by Bach and Reger
MUSICA DA CAMERA: works by C. P. E. Bach, Weber, and Karg-Elert
DOLMETSCH ENSEMBLE: studio concert of works to be played at this year's Haslemere Festival
ORCHESTRAL CONCERT: works by Ariiaga, Berlioz, and Stravinsky (on gramophone records)


Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Harpsichord: Frank Felleg
Harpsichord: Stephen Whittaker
Harpsichord: Roberto Gerhard
Harpsichord: Duncan Robertson
Cello: Amadeo Baldovino

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