A comic opera in three acts
Music by RICHARD STRAUSS
Libretto after Ben Jonson by Stefan Zweig in a new English translation by Arthur Jacobs
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson Covent Garden Orchestra Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by RUDOLF Kempe Producer, Franz Joseph Wild ACT 1: A spring morning
SIR JOHN Morosus, a retired admiral(boss):
THEODOSIA FEATHERBED his house-keeper (contralto).:
TOBIAS RAZORBLADE ' a barber (baritone):
HENRY Morosus, Sir John's nephew and heir (tenor):
Maestro FRANCESCO VANUZZI. leaderof a troupe of Italian operasingers (bass):
Members of the opera troupe:AMINTA, Henry's wife (soprano):
by H. G. Nicholas
Fellow of New College, Oxford
A biography of Neville Chamberlain by lain Macleod was published earlier this week
Mr. Nicholas suggests resemblances and contrasts between the subject and author of this biography, between the * radical social reformer' and Conservative leader of the inter-war years, and * the new Conservative' of the 1960s, today's Chairman of the Party.
Short story by ALAN SILLITOE read by the author
Most of Mr. Raynor's ideals are incarnated in the shop girls he can see across the street. His school room is merely a sordid distraction.
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