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: Oberon

or The Elf-King's Oath
A romantic opera in three acts
Libretto by J.R. Planché Music by Weber (tenor) (soprano) (tenor)(baritone) (spoken part) (soprano) Spoken parts (soprano)(soprano) (spoken parts)
Fairies, spirits, water-nymphs, knights, guards, slaves, harem girls, courtiers
BBC NORTHERN SINGERS
Chorus-Master,
Stephen Wilkinson
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by LEO WURMSER
Radio adaptation and production by DENNIS ARUNDELL
The action: in the Fairy Kingdom, in Bagdad, in Tunis, and in France, around the year 806.
ACT 1
See page 12

Contributors

Libretto: J. R. Planché
Composer: Weber
Singers: BBC Northern Singers
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: Leo Wurmser
Radio adaptation and production: Dennis Arundell
Oberon, King of the Fairies: Alexander Young (tenor)
Puck, his attendant spirit: Marjorie Westbury (soprano)
Sir Huon of Bordeaux, Duke of Guienne: Charles Craig (tenor)
Sir Huon of Bordeaux, Duke of Guienne, spoken by: Leslie Perrins
Scherasmin, his squire: Joseph Ward (baritone)
Haroun el Raschid, Caliph of Bagdad: George Hagan (spoken part)
Rezia, his daughter: Joan Hammond (soprano)
Rezia, his daughter, spoken by: Hilda Kriseman
Fatima, her attendant: Monica Sinclair (mezzo-soprano)
Babekan, a Saracen Prince: Godfrey Kenton (spoken part)
Mesru, captain of the harem guard: Arthur Gomez (spoken part)
Almanzor, Emir of Tunis: Arthur Gomez (spoken part)
Roshana, his wife: Peggy Butt (spoken part)
Abdullah, a Cor-sair: Godfrey Kenton (spoken part)
Charlemagne, Emperor of France: Godfrey Kenton (spoken part)
Mermaid: June Wilson (soprano)
Mermaid: Pamela Petts (soprano)
A fairy: Dorit Welles (spoken part)
A slave girl: Dorit Welles (spoken part)
Fairies, spirits, water-nymphs, knights, guards, slaves, harem girls, courtiers: BBC Northern Singers

: PYTHAGORAS AT ROKER PARK

RENFORD BAMBROUGH, by profession a philosopher, speaks about football not as a player, nor even as a spectator, but as a mere follower Second broadcast

: OBERON

ACT 2

: THE LIVING POET

Anthony Thwaite introduces and reads a selection of his own poems with HUGH DICKSON Second broadcast

Contributors

Introduces: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Hugh Dickson

: OBERON

ACT 3
Joseph Ward broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Ltd.

: SOCIETY AND THE CRIMINAL

by A BARRISTER
On the whole we rather like criminals, or at least side with them. Why?

: SERJEANT MUSGRAVE'S DANCE

by John Arden
Adapted for broadcasting by H. B. FORTUIN
A radio adaptation of the stage play produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959. with Gordon Jackson as Serjeant Musgrave
Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY MOORE
Produced by JOHN Gibson Third broadcast
James Bree and P. G. Stephens broadcast by permission of tha Royal Shakespeare Company

Contributors

Unknown: John Arden
Broadcasting By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Gordon Jackson
Conducted By: Dudley Moore
Produced By: John Gibson
Unknown: James Bree
Unknown: P. G. Stephens
Sparky: P G Stephens
Hurst: John Dearth
Attercliffe: Wilfred Babbage
Mrs Hitchcock: Vivienne Chatterton
Annie: Isla Cameron
The Mayor: John Sharp
The Parson: Douglas Storm
The Constable: George Hagan
Joe Bludgeon (Bargee): James Bree
Walsh: William Marlowe
A Pugnacious Collier: Thomas Bowman
A Slow Collier: Derek Blomfield
An Earnest Collier: Tom Watson
An Officer of the Dragoons: John Bryning
A Trooper of the Dragoons: Jerome Brehony

: BARTOK

ANDOR FOLDES (piano)
Suite: Out of Doors
Three Burlesques
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs
Rumanian Folk Dances on a gramophone record

: Closedown









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