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An opera in four acts
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte sung in Italian and Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by KARL BÖHM
Producer, GUnther Rennert
Recording of a performance at the 1960 Salzburg Festival: made available by courtesy of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk
ACT 1: A room in the Count's palace ACT 2: The Countess boudoir


Unknown: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Unknown: Gunther Rennert
COUNT ALMAVIVA (baritone): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
COUNTESS ALMAVIVA (soprano): Lisa Delia Casa
FIGARO, the Count's servant (bass): Erich Kunz
SUSANNA, the Countess's maid (soprano): Irmgard Seefried
CHERUBINO, the Count's page (soprano): Christa Ludwig
DR BARTOLO (bass): Alois Pernerstorfer
MARCELLINA, his former housekeeper (mezzo soprano): Hilde Rsssel-Majdan
Don BASILIO, a music-teacher (tenor): Murray Dickie
ANTONIO, a gardener (bass): Ljubomir Pantscheft
BARBARINA, his daughter, Susanna's cousin (soprano): Liselotte Maikl
DON CuRzio, a lawyer (tenor): Erich Majkut
Two BRIDESMAIDS (soprano and mezzo-soprano)!: Era Forst
Two BRIDESMAIDS (soprano and mezzo-soprano)!: Anneliese Fleischmann


A series of four talks
S: HAROLD LASKI by Kingsley Martin Editor of the New Statesman
How far do the Labour movement and the Labour party of today owe their shape and their purpose to the work of certain intellectuals in the opening half of this century? Kingsley Martin considers the contribution of Harold Laski , whose Marxism he believes always to have been tempered by his libertarianism.


Unknown: Harold Laski
Unknown: Kingsley Martin Editor
Unknown: Harold Laski


Act 3: A hall in the palace Act 4: The palace gardens
'Cost fan tutte,' recorded at Salsburg, will be broadcast in December followed by an interlude at 8.25


All for Love by JOHN DRYDEN with Leo McKern and Valerie Hanson
Cast in order of speaking and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Scene: Alexandria
Music by Anthony Bernard based on Purcell's An Elegy on the Death of Mathew Locke played by the London Chamber Orchestra leader, Lionel Bentley
Production by R. D. Smith
: second broadcast See also Tuesday at 8.0
' The Man of Mode' by Ethereal November 1
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.20-9.30 app.) Music by Buxtehude. arranged and played by Henrik Boyé (harp) on a gramophone record


Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Valerie Hanson
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Production By: R. D. Smith
Played By: Henrik Boyé
Serapion, a priest of Isis: Godfrey Kenton
Myris another priest: Douglas Storm
Alexas, the Queen's eunuch: Edward Burnham
Ventidius, a general: Baliol Holloway
Marc Anthony: Leo McKern
Cleopatra: Valerie Hanson
Iras: Martina Mayne
Charmion: Catherine Dolan
Dolabella: David March
Octavia, Anthony's wife: Sylvia Coleridge


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