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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of scenes from Otto Nicolai’s opera. The BBC Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by George Knepler, with Ernst Schoen as director. The opera is performed in English, translation by D. Millar-Craig.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
10 Aug 1937 at 22:20 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
65 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Director
Ernst Schoen
Music
Otto Nicolai
Contributor
George Knepler
Cast
Vere LaurieSir John Falstaff
Catherine LawsonMistress Margaret Page
Eugenia TriguezMistress Alice Ford
Donald CampbellFrank Ford
Charles SchlossGeorge Page
David ByerleyAbraham Slender
Ernst FrankDoctor Caius
John McKennaFenton
Nora ColtonAnne Page

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
For the full list of scenes broadcast, see Radio Times, 6 August 1938, p. 33.
General
Otto Nicolai’s opera was first performed in 1849, two months before Nicolai died.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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