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: Opening performance of the Bayreuth Festival 'DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER'

(' The Flying Dutchman ')
A romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German) sailors and spinning girls
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
(Chorus-Master. Wilhelm Pitz )
Producer, Wieland Wagner
A rocky stretch of the Norwegian coast
Acr 2
A large room in Daland's house
Act 3
An inland creek by Daland's house


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Producer: Wieland Wagner
DALAND, a Norwegian seaman: Josef Greindl
SENTA, his daughter: Leonie Rysanek
ERIK, a hunter: Jon Vickers
MARY, Senta's nurse: Res Fischer
STEERSMAN to Daland: Georg Paskuda
THE DUTCHMAN: George London


A weekly review of the arts
In the interests of topicality it is not always possible to include Comment items in RADIO TIMES.


An examination of the posthumous reputation of the Persian poet
Written and produced by Christopher Sykes
Narration by James McKechnle with Francis de Wolff , John Gabriel
Ferdy Mayne , Irene Prador Ivan Samson. Lewis Stringer
Alan Wheatley , Geoffrey Wincott
Including a contribution by A. J. ARBERRY
Sir Thomas Adams 's Professor of Arabic
In the University of Cambridge


Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: James McKechnle
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Ferdy Mayne
Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Ivan Samson.
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: A. J. Arberry
Unknown: Sir Thomas Adams

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