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: Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold

Music drama in four scenes (sung in German)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Franz Konwitschny
The action takes place in legendary times
SCENE 1: At the bottom of the Rhine
SCENE 2: An open space on a mountain height
SCENE 3: The subterranean caves of Nibelheim
SCENE 4: An open space on a mountain height
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
"Die Walküre": September 23 at 6.0
"Siegfried": September 28 at 6.0
"Götterdämmerung": October 2 at 6.0


Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Franz Konwitschny
God - Wotan: Hans Hotter
God - Donner: David Kelly
God - Froh: Edgar Evans
God - Loge: Richard Holm
Nibelung - Alberich: Otakar Kraus
Nibelung - Mime: Peter Klein
Giant - Fasolt: Kurt Bohme
Giant - Fafner: Michael Langdon
Goddess - Fricka: Ursula Bose
Goddess - Freia: Una Hale
Goddess - Erda: Marga Hoffgen
Rhinemaiden - Woglinde: Joan Carlyle
Rhinemaiden - Wellgunde: Josephine Veasey
Rhinemaiden - Flosshilde: Marjorie Thomas


by John Wren-Lewis
Why did the Christian heretics dislike the Incarnation, and the Troubadours seek to ' fly from the Flesh '? John Wren-Lewis argues that the characteristic difference between ancient and modern attitudes to 'the body' is that, in the ancient world, physical life was 'inevitably and inherently unpleasant,' but nowadays it is ' capable of manipulation.' He works out some consequences of these two facts to the conclusion that * the basic faith of our civilisation' is the ' resurrection of the body.'


Unknown: John Wren-Lewis
Unknown: John Wren-Lewis


of the 17th and 18th centuries
The Goldsbrough Ensemble:
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Nona Liddell (violin) Terence Weil (cello) Arnold Goldsbrougb
Last of three programmes giver, by the Goldsbrough Ensemble


Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Violin: Nona Liddell
Cello: Terence Weil
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsbrougb

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