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: TURANDOT

A lyric drama in three acts
Libretto by GIUSEPPE ADAMI and RENATO SIMONI
Music by Puccini
Cast in order of singing:
Mandarins, wise men, imperial guard, and populace
COVENT GARDEN OPERA CHORUS
Chorus-Master,
Douglas Robinson
COVENT GARDEN ORCHESTRA Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by EDWARD DOWNES
Produced by Sandro Sequi
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
The action takes place in Peking, in legendary times
Act 1
Outside the walls of the imperial palace

Contributors

Unknown: Renato Simoni
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Edward Downes
Produced By: Sandro Sequi

: * THE LIBRARY OF BABEL

A discourse by Jorge Luis Borges translated by ANTHONY KERRIGAN read by ANTHONY JACOBS
This, the second work by this major Argentinian writer to be broadcast, presents an image of the universe as a library, infinitely extended in all directions, containing somewhere among its volumes the key to its understanding.

Contributors

Unknown: Jorge Luis Borges
Translated By: Anthony Kerrigan
Read By: Anthony Jacobs

: TURANDOT

Act 2
Scene 1: A pavilion in the imperial palace
Scene 2: The great court of the palace

: * LOTUS GROVE OF ACADEME

†Professor ELY DEVONS of the London School of Economics tilts at a few sacred cows

: TURANDOT

Act 3
Fcene 1: The palace gardens
Scene 2: The great court of the imperial palace

: PEASANTS AND DREAMERS

FRANK O'CONNOR introduces a second selection from his translations of Gaelic poetry Singer,
AEDIN Nt CHOILEAIN
Recorded at the Dublin studios of Radio Eireann

Contributors

Introduces: Frank O'Connor

: HANDEL

Organ Concerto No. in B flat major played by KARL RICHTER (organ) with the KARL RICHTER
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Karl Richter
Unknown: Karl Richter








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