An opera in three acts by Handel
Libretto by NICOLA HAYM sung in Italian
A Handel Opera Society production from Sadler's Wells Theatre
Cast in order of singing:
Chorus of the HANDEL OPERA Society
THE BOYD NEEL ORCHESTRA Leader, Lionel Bentley
Harpsichord continuo, Kinloch Anderson
Conducted by CHARLES FARNCOMBE
Producer, Norman Ayrton
The action takes place at Alexandria after the battle of Pharsalia in the year 48 B.C.
Scene 1: The banks of the Nile
Scene 2: Cleopatra's apartment
Scene 3: Before Caesar's camp
Scene 4: The courtyard of the palace
by A. N. SHERWIN-WHITE
Nicholas Sherwin-White , a Roman history Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, has been an enthusiastic follower and student of racing since he accidentally found himself at a race-meeting when hardly knowing the difference between a horse and a donkey.
Scene 1: Cleopatra's garden
Scene 2: The garden of the harem
Scene 3: Cleopatra's boudoir
A story by John Updike tread by DAVID BAUER
' I feared his visit. I was twenty-four and the religious revival within me was at its height.'
The Astronomer is the second story by this young American writer to be broadcast in this country.
Scene 1: Outside Alexandria
Scene 2: The banks of the Nile
Scene 3: A prison In the palace
Scene 4: The gates of Alexandria
The 1855 text of Tennyson's monodrama
First of three readings by Anthony Jacobs Produced by GEORGE MACBETH
Papillons, Op. 2 played by SVIATOSLAV RICHTER (piano) on a gramophone record