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or The Elf-King's Oath
A romantic opera in three acts
Libretto by J. R. Planch * Music by Weber
Cast in order of singing and speaking:
Stephen Wilkinson
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
Scene 1 Oberon's bower
Scene 2 The banks of the Tigris
Scene 3 In the harem of the Caliph Second performance of this production


Unknown: J. R. Planch
Music By: Weber
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Unknown: Dennis Arundell


A conversation with Henry Mayhew from Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor Adapted and produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON


Unknown: Henry Mayhew
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Henry Mayhew: Carleton Hobbs
The Pure-Finder: Vivienne Chatterton


Act 2
Scene 1 A hall In the Caliph's palace Scene 2 The port of Ascolon Scene 3 A rocky sea-shore
Scene 4 A cavern by the sea


George Mackay Brown introduces a selection of his own poems Reader, JOHN LAURIE


Introduces: George MacKay Brown
Reader: John Laurie


Act 3
Scene 1 The courtyard of the gardener of the Emir
Scene 2 In the Emir's harem
Scene 3 The palace of Charlemagne

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