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: Handel Opera Society 'SEMELE'

An opera in three acts
Libretto by Congreve
Music by Handel
Cast in order of singing:
Chorus of priests. people of Thebes, zephyrs, nymphs, attendants
Chandos Chorus
Philomusica of London
(Leader. Granville Jones )
Conducted BY Charles FARNCOMBE
Thurston Dart
(harpsichord continuo)
Producer. Ande Anderson
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
ACT 1
Outside the temple of Juno in Thebes
8.5 app. Interval
8.15 app. Act 2
Scene 1: A pleasant countryside
Scene 2: An apartment in Semele's palace in the Heavens
9.5 app. Interval
9.15 app. ACT 3
Scene 1: The cave of sleep
Scene 2: Semele's apartment
Scene 3: Outside the temple of Juno

Contributors

Leader: Granville Jones
Conducted By: Charles Farncombe
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Cadmus, king of Thebes: John Noble
ATHAMAS, a prince of Boeotia: Grayston Burgess
SEMELE, daughter of Cadmus: Heather Harper
Ino, sister to Semele: Helen Watts
Juno, wife of Jupiter: Monica Sinclair
Iris, her attendant: Susan Challis
CUPID: Maria Zeri
JUPITER: John Mitchinson
Somnus, god of sleep: Owen Brannigan
APOLLO: Edward Brooks

: 'BEFORE THE MONDAY'

by Giles Cooper with FRANCES CUKA as Jane Kenneth GRIFFITH as Desmond
' TOKE TOWNLEY as Alfred
The one-man band played by Ted Brennan and Ronald Lanchbury
Produced by Michael Bakewell
For twenty-four hours it made a change. Then the next day and the next day. There didn't seem any reason for doing anything ..."
(The recorded broadcast of June 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Frances Cuka
Unknown: Jane Kenneth Griffith
Played By: Ted Brennan
Played By: Ronald Lanchbury
Produced By: Michael Bakewell








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