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A lyrical fairy tale in three acts by Jaroslav Kvapil
English translation by Christopher Hassall
Music by Dvorak and Chorus of water nymphs courtiers and wedding guests
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master. David Tod Boyd )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, John Ludlow )
Producer, Wendy Toye
From Sadler 's Wells Theatre.
(by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
A glade by lake in the forest; before dawn


Unknown: Jaroslav Kvapil
Translation By: Christopher Hassall
Chorus-Master: David Tod Boyd
Leader: John Ludlow
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Producer: Wendy Toye
Unknown: From Sadler
Rusalka, a water nymph: Joan Hammond
The Spirit of the Lake. Rusalka'sfather: Howell Glynne
Three wood nymphs.: Ava June
Three wood nymphs.: Joan Clarkson
Three wood nymphs.: Diiys Davies
Jezibaba, the witch: Patricia Kern
Voice of a huntsman: Alberto Remedios
The Prince: Charles Craig
The Foreign Princess: Joan Stuart
The forester: Joseph Ward
The kitchen boy: Anna Pollak


A weekly review of the arts including:
A talk on the season given by the Comédie Francaise at the Princes Theatre. London
Christopher Logue on Four Men by Andre Davis , one of the Observer prize plays, at the Studio Theatre, Salisbury


Unknown: Andre Davis


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The gardens of the Prince's palaces dusk


A dramatic poem on the life of Phoebe Hessel (1713-1821) by Margaret Stanley-Wrench with Beth Boyd , Bee Duffell
Ella Milne , William Eedle Simon Lack. Gabriel Woolf Produced by Terence Tiller
Phoebe Hessel , who as a. young girl fell in love with a private soldier and enlisted in the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, is the subject of this dramatic poem written specially for the Third Programme.


Unknown: Margaret Stanley-Wrench
Unknown: Beth Boyd
Unknown: Bee Duffell
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Simon Lack.
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Phoebe Hessel


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A glade by a lake in the forctti afternoon

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