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Glyndebourne Festival Macbeth

Alternative title
Macbeth
Synopsis
Acts III and IV of Verdi’s Othello relayed live from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera House. Produced by Carl Ebert, Fritz Busch conducts the Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 Jul 1938 at 21:10 (Channel: BBC Regional Programme)
Duration
80 mins
Availability
No archive copy known.

Credits

Producer
Carl Ebert
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Cast
Francesco ValentinoMacbeth
Vera SchwartzLady Macbeth
David LloydMacduff
Eric StarlingMalcolm
Elizabeth AbercrombieLady-in-waiting (Gentlewoman)
Fergus DunlopDoctor of Physic

Additional Details

Theatre
Glyndebourne Opera House
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

General
First produced in Florence in 1817, Verdi’s Macbeth had its British premiere at Glyndebourne in May 1938.
History
The live broadcast of Act III was transmitted from BBC Regional. The fourth Act was broadcast in the National programme after a 5-minute interval.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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