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: Yerma

An opera in three acts by Denis ApIvor
Libretto by Montagu Slater based on the play by F. Garcia Lorca
First performance
BBC Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra Led by Arthur Leavins
Conducted by Sir Eugene Goossens

ACT 1

Contributors

Composer: Denis ApIvor
Libretto: Montagu Slater
Based on the play by: F. Garcia Lorca
Singers: BBC Chorus
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Sir Eugene Goossens
Yerma (soprano): Joan Hammond
Juan her husband (tenor): Robert Thomas
Maria, a young married woman (soprano): Dorothy Dorow
Victor, a shepherd (baritone): John Cameron
The Old Woman (mezzo-soprano): Johanna Peters
Dolores, a midwife, suspected of supernatural powers (contralto): Rosemary Phillips
The 'Crazy Girl,' her daughter (soprano): Marion Lowe
A Friend of the crazy girl, a neighbour (mezzo-soprano): Janet Fraser
A Young Girl (soprano): Doreen Murray
Juan's Two Sisters (contraltos): Maude Baker
Juan's Two Sisters (contraltos): Lesley Reid
Three Vendors (tenors): René Soames
Three Vendors (tenors): Andrew Gold
Three Vendors (bass): Norman Walker
Two Women, Dolores' companions (soprano): Doreen Murray
Two Women, Dolores' companions (mezzo-soprano): Janet Fraser
A Hermit (tenor): Leslie Fry
Two Pilgrim Girls (sopranos): Marjorie Avis
Two Pilgrim Girls (sopranos): Eleanor Capp

: THE LIVING POET

X. J. Kennedy
X. J. Kennedy is one of the new American poets. A believer in clarity, exactness, and humour, he introduces and reads his poems himself. They include his space ballad The Man in the Man-made Moon.
: second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: J. Kennedy
Unknown: J. Kennedy

: YERMA

Act 2

: LAW IN ACTION

Drunkenness and Insanity in Criminal Law by A. L. Goodhart K.B.E., Q.C., F.B.A.
Master of University College, Oxford
Is drunkenness a defence to a criminal charge? If it is, to what extent? And where is it distinguishable from a plea of insanity? Professor Goodhart examines the position in the light of a new decision of the House of Lords.

Contributors

Unknown: A. L. Goodhart

: YERMA

Act 3

: CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION

by BERNARD SHAW
Kenneth More as Captain Brassbound
Coral Browne as Lady Cicely Waynflete with Michael Bryant , Felix Aylmer and William Sylvester
Produced by CEDRIC MESSINA

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Captain Brassbound
Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Lady Cicely Waynflete
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Felix Aylmer
Unknown: William Sylvester
Produced By: Cedric Messina
Narrator: Rolf Lefebvre
Drinkwater: Michael Bryant
Rankin: Duncan McLntyre
Hasson the porter: Andrew Irvine
Lady Cicely Waynflete: Coral Browne
Sir Howard Hallam: Felix Aylmer
Marzo: Arthur Gomez
Captain Brassbound: Kenneth More
Redbrook: Joss Ackland
Johnson: Haydn Jones
Osman: Julian Somera
Sidi El Assif: David Spenser
The Cadi: Malcolm Hayes
American Bluejacket: Michael Spice
Captain Hamlin Kearney u s N ': William Sylvester

: BRAHMS

Piano Quintet in F minor played by the Borodin Quartet
Rostislav Dubinsky (violin) Jaroslav Alexandrov (violin) Dmitri Shebalin (viola)
Valentin Berlinsky (cello) with Sviatoslav Richter (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Rostislav Dubinsky
Violin: Jaroslav Alexandrov
Viola: Dmitri Shebalin
Cello: Valentin Berlinsky
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: Closedown









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