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An opera in a prologue and three acts by VERDI
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave , revised by Arrigo Boito
In the Prologue
In the Drama
Soldiers, sailors, citizens, senators, and the Doge's followers
Conducted by GIANANDREA GAVAZZENI Producer, Herbert Graf
The action takes place in Genoa In the middle of the fourteenth century
PROLOGUE: a square in Genoa
ACT 1, Scene 1: The garden of the Grimaldi palace, twenty-five years later Scene 2: The Doge's Council Chamber


Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Conducted By: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Producer: Herbert Graf
SIMON BOCCANEGRA, a pirate in theservice of the Genoese Republic: Tito Gobbi
JACOPO Fiesco, a Genoese nobleman: Giorgio Tozzi
PAOLO ALBIANI, a Genoese goldsmith: Rolando Panerai
PIETRO, a plebeian: Vito Susca
SIMON BOCCANEGRA, first Doge of Genoa: Tito Gobbi
MARIA BOCCANEGRA, his daughter,under the name of Amelia Grimaldi: Leyla Gencer
JACOPO Fiesco, under the name of Andrea: Giorgio Tozzi
GABRIELE ADORNO, a Genoese gentleman: Giuseppe Zampierl
PAOLO ALBIANI, the Doge's favourite courtier: Rolando Panerai
PIETRO, another courtier: Vito Susca
Captain of the archers: Glade Petersen


DONALD MACRAE , Reader in Sociology in the University of London, believes that Britain has lost her position and self-confidence in relation to her own past. He suggests that the explanation of this decline is not to be found merely in the economic and technical aspects of our life; rather is it to be explained as the consequence of ideas and values which were the myths of an age that could afford not to face social reality.


Reader: Donald MacRae


ACT 2: The Doge's room in the palace ACT 3: Inside the palace
This recording of a performance given at this year's Salzburg Festival has been made available by courtesy of Osterreichischer Rundfunk


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
Automatism by Rupert Cross
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
How far is automatism a defence to a criminal charge? And can it really be distinguished from a plea of insanity? Dr. Cross considers these questions in his talk and he refers to an important decision last month of the House of Lords.


Nekrassov byi Jean-Paul SARTRE translated by Sylvia Leeson and George Leeson with Hugh Burden
Denys Blakelock and Juliet Cooke
Cast in order of speaking:
Continued in next column
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by R. D. SMITH
: second broadcast Juliet Cooke is in * Billy Liar ' at tht Cambridge Theatre, London
9.20-9.30 app.
Divertimento (Jean Francaix ) played by Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Robert Veyron-Lacroix (piano) on a gramophone record


Unknown: Jean-Paul Sartre
Translated By: Sylvia Leeson
Translated By: George Leeson
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Denys Blakelock
Unknown: Juliet Cooke
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Juliet Cooke
Unknown: Billy Liar
Unknown: Jean Francaix
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Piano: Robert Veyron-Lacroix
Robert: Norman Wynne
Irma: Elsa Palmer
Georges de Valera: Hugh Burden
Inspector Goblet: Kenneth Hyde
Secretary: Margaret Wolfit
Jules Palotin, Editor of Noir Paris: Anthony Jacobs
Sibilot: Denys Blakelock
Tavernier: William Eedle
Perigord: Hugh Dickson
Mouton, Chairman of the Board of Directors: Felix Felton
Veronique: Juliet Cooke
Directors of Noir d Paris: Lerminier: Charles Simon
Directors of Noir d Paris:Charivet: Arthur Ridley
Directors of Noir d Paris:Nerciat: George Hagan
Directors of Noir d Paris:Bergerat: Noel Dryden
Bodyguard: Joe Sterne
Mme Castagnie: Betty Linton
Defence of the State Police: Baudouin: Malcolm Hayes
Defence of the State Police: Chapuis: Haydn Jones
Mme Bounoumi: Grizelda Hervey
Demidoff: Peter Claughton


Partita in D minor played by Wilfred Lehmann (violin)
Fourth of five programmes Including Bach's six works for unaccompanied violin


Violin: Wilfred Lehmann

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