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An opera in a prologue and one act
Libretto by Hugo von, Hofmannsthal
English translation by Tom Hammond
Guests, stage staff, musicians, lackeys, etc.
Sadler's Wells Chorus
Chorus-Master, David Tod Boyd
Sadler's Wells Orchestra Leader, Barry Collins
Conductor, COLIN DAVIS
Producer. Anthony Besch
From Sadler 's Wells Theatre, London
PROLOGUE: A hall in the mansion of a Viennese ' nouveau-riche '
See page 54


Music By: Richard Strauss
Translation By: Tom Hammond
Chorus-Master: David Tod Boyd
Leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Colin Davis
Producer: Anthony Besch
Unknown: From Sadler
The Majordomo (spoken role): Michael Malnick
The Music Master: Bernard Turgeon
The Composer: Elsie Morison
The Tenor (later (later Bacchus): Alberto Remedios
An Officer: John Delaney
The Dancing-Master: John Chorley
A Wig-Maker: Kenneth Fawcett
A Lackey: Donald McLntyre
The Prima Dorna (later Ariadne): Elizabeth Fretwell
Zerbinetta: Marion Studrholme
Brighella: Edward Byles
Scaramuccio: Kevin Miller
Harlequin: Julian Moyle
Truffaldino: John Holmes
Naiad: Rae Woodland
Echo: April Camtelo
DryadL: Maureen Guy


by Philip Hobsbaum
Mr. Hobsbaum believes that the three English poets Edward Thomas , Wilfred Owen , and Isaac Rosenberg , all of whom were killed in the First World War, would have represented a third and a more fruitful alternative to the barren choice between Georgianism and American modernism which faced young English poets in the 1920S.


Unknown: Philip Hobsbaum
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg


OPERA:A stage set erected in the hall, representing the outside of Ariadne's cave


A monthly programme
Charles Cudworth discusses interpretations of Bach's Suite No. 3, in D by Busch, Weingartner, Menuhin, Klemperer, and, others


Unknown: Charles Cudworth

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