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    Hector Berlioz - La Prise de Troie (London, 1965) sung in English



    The Trojans, Part 1

    La Prise de Troie
    [The Capture of Troy]
    (sung in English)

    Music: Hector Berlioz
    Libretto: Hector Berlioz
    Translation: Edward J. Dent

    Royal Festival Hall, London
    March 25, 1965
    BBC Third Programme
    Act 1 8-9.05pm; Act 2 9.25-9.55pm

    Aeneas: Ronald Dowd
    Cassandra: Josephine Veasey
    Choroebus: Peter Glossop
    Pantheus: David Kelly
    Helenus: Gregory Dempsey
    Ascanius: Adriane Fry
    Priam: Richard Standen
    The shade of Hector: Richard Standen
    Hecuba: Laura Sarti
    A Trojan soldier: Harry Mossfield
    A Greek chief: Harry Mossfield

    New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
    Chorus Master: Wilhelm Pitz
    Conductor: Colin Davis

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/1nyafs...glish.rar/file

    NOTE: Only the first part of "The Trojans" was performed in London that year.

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    Two performances of Verdi's 'Macbeth' in English: WNO at Sadler's Wells, London, 1965

    Beginning May 18, 1965 the Welsh National Opera Company appeared for one week only at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. May 18 and 22 saw a production of Rossini's "Moses" and May 19 Beethoven's "Fidelio". On May 20 and 21 Verdi's "Macbeth" was presented with cast variations only in the three principles. The second performance was broadcast on the BBC on two occasions.

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    Macbeth
    (sung in English)

    Music: Giuseppe Verdi
    Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei, after William Shakespeare
    Translation: Nell and John Moody

    May 20, 1965:

    Recording of a performance by the Welsh National Opera Company
    at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London on May 20, 1965.



    Ronald Lewis
    Pauline Tinsley
    Stuart Burrows
    Malcolm Williams
    Dav id Gwynne
    Anthony Nowell
    Noreen Berry

    Welsh National Opera Chorus
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Bryan Balkwill

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/3i4ldv...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/bb2gza...part2.rar/file


    May 21, 1965:

    Recording of a performance by the Welsh National Opera Company at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
    on May 21, 1965 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on June 3, 1965, repeated September 11, 1966.

    Bryan Drake
    Gwyneth Jones
    Robert Thomas
    Malcolm Williams
    David Gwynne
    Anthony Nowell
    Noreen Berry

    Welsh National Opera Chorus
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Eric Wetherell

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tsjty0...glish.rar/file

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    Giuseppe Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (Swansea, 1970) sung in English

    Simon Boccanegra
    (sung in English)

    Music: Giuseppe Verdi
    Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito,
    based on the play by Antonio García Gutiérrez
    Translation: Nell and John Moody

    Cast:

    Simon Boccanegra - Delme Bryn-Jones
    Jacopo Fiesco - Forbes Robinson
    Maria/Amelia - Josephine Barstow
    Gabriele Adorno - Keith Erwen
    Paolo Albioni - Thomas Allen
    Pietro - David Gwynne
    Un Ancella - Molly Pope
    Un Capitano - Terence Walters

    Chorus of the Welsh National Opera
    Welsh Philharmonia

    Conductor: James Lockhart

    Recording of a concert performance in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (17 October 1970) and broadcast by BBC Radio 3 (see Radio Times Issue dated 17-23 October 1970.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ivmjl6...glish.rar/file

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    Leoš Janáček - Jenůfa (New York, 1974) sung in English



    Jenůfa
    (sung in English)

    Music: Leoš Janáček
    Libretto: Leoš Janáček, after Gabriela Preissová

    Metropolitan Opera; 12/21/1974
    Matinee broadcast

    Jenufa..................Teresa Kubiak
    Laca....................Jon Vickers
    Kostelnicka.............Astrid Varnay
    Steva...................William Lewis
    Grandmother.............Jean Kraft
    Jano....................Betsy Norden
    Foreman.................John Reardon
    Barena..................Loretta Di Franco
    Maid....................Shirley Love
    Mayor...................Richard T. Gill
    Mayor's Wife............Carlotta Ordassy
    Karolka.................Alma Jean Smith
    Aunt....................Lorraine Keane

    Conductor...............John Nelson

    Translation by Otakar Kraus and Edward Downes

    Includes the interval.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ulyf7t...glish.rar/file

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    Leoš Janáček - Káťa Kabanová (London, 1973) sung in English



    Káťa Kabanová
    (sung in English)

    Music: Leoš Janáček
    Libretto: Vincenc Červinka, based on 'The Storm' by Alexander Ostrovsky
    Translation: Norman Tucker

    Cast:

    Vanya, a teacher, chemist, and mechanic: Paul Crook
    Glasha, a servant: Sheila Rex
    Dikoy, a merchant: Dennis Wicks
    Boris Grigorievitch, his nephew: Kenneth Woollam
    Feklusha, a servant: Audrey Gunn
    Marfa Kabanova (Kabankha), a rich widow: Sylvia Fisher
    Tichon Kabanov, her son: Robert Ferguson
    Katerina Kabanova (Katya), his wife: Lorna Haywood
    Varvara, foster-daughter in the Kabanov house: Barbara Walker
    Kuligin, Vanya's friend: Christian Du Plessis


    Chorus and Orchestra of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras

    Recording of a performance of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company at the London Coliseum
    and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 September 21, 1973.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/2gkt8r...glish.rar/file

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    Leoš Janáček - The Makropulos Case (London, 1971) sung in English



    The Makropulos Case
    (Czech: Věc Makropulos)
    performed in English

    Music by Leoš Janáček
    Libretto by Leoš Janáček, after Karel Čapek
    English version by Norman Tucker

    Recording of a performance of the Sadler's Wells Opera
    at London Coliseum, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 26 February 1971 19.30

    http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/cf6a7acfa...c22cebfb72274c

    Cast:

    Emilia Marty - Marie Collier
    Albert Gregor - Gregory Dempsey
    Vitek - Francis Egerton
    Kristina - Barbara Walker
    Baron Jaroslav Prus - Raimund Herincx
    Janek Prus - David Hillman
    Dr. Kolenaty - Eric Shilling
    Charwoman - Edith Coates
    Stage carpenter - Tom McDonnell
    Count Hauk-Sendorf - Emile Belcourt
    Chamber-maid - Donna-Faye Carr
    Doctors - Keith Bonnington
    Trevor Vaughan

    Chorus and Orchestra of the Sadler's Wells Opera
    Conductor - Charles Mackerras

    Producer - John Blatchley

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/1ojw00...in_English.rar

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    Leoš Janáček - From the House of the Dead (New York, 1983) sung in English

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    From the House of the Dead
    (sung in English)

    Music: Leoš Janáček
    Libretto: Leoš Janáček, after Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Translation: Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones

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    New York Philharmonic
    Conductor: Rafael Kubelík

    Recording of a concert performance at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
    on March 24, 1983 and broadcast on FM radio at least once that year (e.g. September 3, 1983).

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/gfgka0...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/6r3sdg...part2.rar/file

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    Karol Szymanowski - Król Roger (London, 1975) sung in English



    Król Roger
    (sung in English)

    Music: Karol Szymanowski
    Libretto: Karol Szymanowski and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz
    Translation: Geoffrey Dunn

    Cast:

    King Roger II of Sicily - Peter Knapp
    Roxana, his wife - Janet Gail
    The Shepherd - Henry Howell*
    Edrisi, the Arabian sage - John Winfield
    The Archbishop of Palermo - Richard Angus
    The Abbess - Amilia Dixey

    The New Opera Chorus
    London Oriana Choir
    Chorus Master: Leon Lovett

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leader: Erich Gruenberg

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras

    Recording of a performance by the New Opera Company
    at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London on May 17, 1975.

    * According to a review in the July 1975 issue of 'Opera', David Hillman, in the role of the shephard, was "obviously indisposed (at the second performance he acted his part while that promising young tenor Henry Howell sang it from the wings)..."

    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 11 July 1975 19.40.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/s8136o...glish.rar/file

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    Humphrey Searle - Hamlet (London, 1971)

    Photos from the original 1969 production.

    Hamlet
    (opera in three acts)

    Recording of a performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
    and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, 7 June 1971

    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/31c51044...6027bb8c5807a4

    Composer: Humphrey Searle
    Music title: Hamlet, Op. 48
    Librettist: Humphrey Searle
    After: After the play 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare
    Language: English
    World premiere: 5 March 1968, Staatsoper, Hamburg
    ROH premiere: 18 April 1969, The Royal Opera
    ROH company premiere: 18 April 1969, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

    Hamlet - 22 May 1971 Evening [the only performance from the 1971 revival for which details were available]


    Opera: Performance details
    Company: The Royal Opera
    Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
    Performance status: Revival
    Conductor: Edward Downes
    Chorus Master: Douglas Robinson
    Leader Charles Taylor

    Cast

    Marcellus: Brian Holmes
    Horatio: George Macpherson
    Claudius: Ronald Dowd
    Cornelius: Andrew Daniels
    Voltimand: Paul Hudson
    Laertes: David Hughes
    Polonius: Eric Garrett
    Hamlet: Donald Rutherford
    Gertrude: Patricia Johnson
    Ophelia: Anne Howells
    Ghost: Dennis Wicks
    Rosencrantz: John Dobson
    Guildenstern: Anthony Raffell
    First Player: David Lennox
    Prologue: David Lennox
    Lucianus: David Lennox
    Player King: Dennis Wicks
    Player Queen: Margaret Kingsley
    Captain: David Whelan
    Fortinbras: Gordon Wilcock
    1st Gentleman: Duncan Reece
    2nd Gentleman: Keith Raggett
    1st Sailor: James Ward
    Gravedigger: Dennis Wicks
    Priest: Paul Statham
    Osric: Francis Egerton

    The Royal Opera Chorus
    The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

    Language: English
    Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 22 May 1971 (in Royal Opera House Collections)

    File Type: FLAC (lossless)
    Bit Rate: 1411 kbps
    Total Size: 715 MB

    I also included a sub-folder containing numerous articles and other materials pertaining to the opera that I found on the internet.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ts7shm...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/gy58p9...part2.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/kitunn...part3.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/9du772...part4.rar/file

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    Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz (London, 1961) sung in English



    Der Freischütz
    (sung in English)

    Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
    Music title: Der Freischütz, Op. 77
    Librettist: Johann Friedrich Kind
    Work definition: Romantische Oper in three acts
    After: After the anthology of ghost stories 'Gespensterbuch' by Johann August Apel and Friedrich Laun

    Recording of a performance by the Covent Garden Opera Company at the Royal Opera House,
    Covent Garden, London and broadcast on the BBC Third Programme, 31 October 1961 19.30

    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/third/1961-10-31

    Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
    Chorus Master: Douglas Robinson
    Leader: Charles Taylor

    Cast:

    Max, a young forester in the service of Prince Ottokar: Arturo Sergi
    Kilian, a peasant: Ronald Lewis
    Cuno, Hereditary Ranger to the Prince: David Kelly
    Caspar, a forester: Michael Langdon
    Zamiel, the Black Huntsman, a Demon: Victor Godfrey
    Anne, niece of Cuno: Jeannette Sinclair
    Agathe (Agnes), daughter of Cuno: Edith Lang
    Bridesmaid: Elizabeth Vaughan
    Bridesmaid: Leah Roberts
    Bridesmaid: Maureen Williams
    Ottokar, a Bohemian Prince: Robert Savoie
    A Hermit: Forbes Robinson
    Foresters, Villagers, Bridesmaids and Hunting Party: The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
    The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
    The Covent Garden Orchestra

    Language: English
    Translator: Edward J. Dent
    Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 28 October 1961 (in Royal Opera House Collections)

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/z2co3b...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yy4zce...part2.rar/file

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    Hector Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini (London, 1963) sung in English



    Benvenuto Cellini
    (sung in English)

    Music: Hector Berlioz
    Libretto: Léon de Wailly and Henri Auguste Barbier
    Translation: Arthur Jacobs

    Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine sculptor and goldsmith (tenor): Richard Lewis
    Balducci, Papal Treasurer (bass): Don Garrard
    Teresa, his daughter (soprano): Joan Carlyle
    Ascanio, Cellini's apprentice (mezzo soprano): Josephine Veasey
    Principal craftsmen:Francesco (tenor): John Mitchinson
    Bernadino (baritone): John Noble
    Fieramosca, sculptor to the Pope (baritone): John Cameron
    Pompeo, swordsman, friend to Fieramosca (baritone): Ranken Bushby
    The Cardinal (bass): David Ward
    Innkeeper (tenor): John Kentish
    Officer (baritone): George Prangnell

    BBC Chorus
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Leader: Hugh Maguire
    Conductor: Antal Doráti

    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/261551eb...7efea59763b317

    Recording of a concert performance in the Royal Festival Hall, London
    and broadcast live on the BBC Third Programme, 23 January 1963.

    IN STEREO

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/hntjkf...glish.rar/file

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    Hector Berlioz - La damnation de Faust (Sydney, 1969) sung in english

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    La damnation de Faust
    (sung in English)

    Music: Hector Berlioz
    Libretto: Almire Gandonničre and Hector Berlioz, after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Faust: David Parker
    Marguerite: Nance Grant
    Mefistofele: Donald Shanks
    Brander: Robert Rowling

    The Orpheus Choir
    Sydney University Graduates Choir
    Sydney University Musical Society
    The Philharmonia Choir
    The Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Moshe Atzmon

    Recording of a performance at the Sydney Town Hall on 20 August 1969
    and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/11sgas...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/lnt45h...part2.rar/file

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