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    Bedřich Smetana - The Bartered Bride (London, 1967) sung in English



    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedule...03-11#at-19.30

    THE BARTERED BRIDE
    Network Three, 11 March 1967 19.30
    A comic opera in three acts
    Libretto by KAREL SABINA
    English translation by JOAN CROSS and ERIC CROZIER
    Music by Smetana

    From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

    Jeník, recently arrived in the village - André Turp (tenor)
    Mařenka, his sweetheart, daughter of Krušina and Ludmilla - Lorna Haywood (soprano)
    Kecal, the village marriage-broker - Michael Langdon (bass)
    Krušina, a peasant - Napoleon Bisson (baritone)
    Ludmila, his wife - Maureen Guy (mezzo-soproano)
    Vašek, son of Mícha and Háta - Kenneth MacDonald (tenor)
    The manager of a troupe of strolling players, aka Ring-Master - Robert Bowman (tenor)
    An Indian - Eric Garrett (baritone)
    Esmeralda, a dancer - Elizabeth Robson (soprano)
    Háta, second wife of Mícha - Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo-soprano)
    Mícha, a wealthy farmer - Otakar Kraus (baritone)
    Villagers, actors and children
    COVENT GARDEN OPERA CHORUS
    Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson
    COVENT GARDEN ORCHESTRA
    Leader, George Hallam [not Charles Taylor, as per Radio Times]
    Conducted by JAROSLAV KROMBHOLC

    Produced by Hanuš Thein

    The action takes place in a Bohemian village on the afternoon and evening of the Patron Saint's day. The time is the first half of the nineteenth century.

    Act 1
    The village green
    Act 2
    The village inn
    Act 3
    The village green

    Excellent sound. Includes all the announcements.

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/i6n81b...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/u7vls1...part2.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/bhxogv...part3.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/7t7sm4...part4.rar/file

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    Ludwig van Beethoven - Fidelio (New York, 1945) sung in English



    Metropolitan Opera House
    March 17, 1945 Matinee Broadcast
    In English

    FIDELIO
    Beethoven-Sonnleithner/Breuning/Treitschke

    Leonore.................Regina Resnik
    Florestan...............Arthur Carron
    Don Pizarro.............Kenneth Schon [Debut]
    Rocco...................Lorenzo Alvary
    Marzelline..............Frances Greer
    Jaquino.................John Garris
    Don Fernando............Hugh Thompson
    First Prisoner..........Richard Manning
    Second Prisoner.........John Gurney

    Conductor...............Bruno Walter

    Director................Herbert Graf
    Designer................Joseph Urban

    Translation by T. Baker

    Announcer: Milton Cross

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/bgrqep...part1.rar/file
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/qqn35n...part2.rar/file

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