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  1. Falstaff (1949 Radio)

    Series
    Opera Half-Hour, The

    Radio transmission of part of Act III of Verdi’s opera taken from a gramophone recording of the complete performance at La Scala, Milan. Lorenzo Molajoli conducts the Milan Teatro Orchestra and Chorus....

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  2. Romeo and Juliet (1949 Radio)

    Series
    Opera Serenade

    Radio programme showcasing a selection of music from Gounod’s opera. Arranged by Stanford Robinson who also conducts the BBC Opera Orchestra.

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  3. Macbeth (1949 Radio)

    Scenes from Verdi’s opera (Act I ii; Act II, Scenes i-iii) performed in Italian. Mario Rossi conducts the Chorus and the Symphony Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Turin. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

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  4. Venus and Adonis (1947 Radio)

    aka: Masque for the Entertainment of the King, A

    Radio broadcast of John Blow’s miniature opera which is based on the classical fable of Venus and Adonis. Anthony Lewis conducts the New London Orchestra and the BBC Singers.

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  5. Music in the Tempest, Or, The Enchanted Island, The (1947 Radio)

    Series
    Purcell Anthology

    Henry Purcell’s ‘semi-opera’ is broadcast as part of a music anthology series about the composer. Anthony Lewis conducts The Boyd Neel Orchestra and the BBC Singers.

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  6. Shakespearean Spinach (1940 Film)

    Series
    Popeye the Sailor
    Director
    Dave Fleischer
    Producer
    Max Fleischer

    Cartoon short. A spoof on Romeo and Juliet, with Popeye the sailor as Romeo and Olive Oyl as Juliet. They sing their lines to the tunes of operatic arias.

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  7. Merry Wives of Windsor, The (1937 Radio)

    Director
    Ernst Schoen

    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....

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  8. Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’ (1936 Radio)

    Series
    Keyboard Talks

    Radio broadcast. In part 3 and 4 of the music series ‘Keyboard Talks’, Leslie H. Heward and Victor Hely-Hutchinson talk about the current production of Verdi’s Falstaff at the Old Vic, London.

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  9. Otello (1933 Radio)

    Radio broadcast. Act I of Verdi’s opera relayed from The Old Vic, London, with Arthur Cox (Otello) and Sybil Crawley (Desdemona). Warwick Braithwaite conducts.

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  10. Otello (1925 Radio)

    aka: Othello

    Acts II and III of Verdi’s opera performed by the British National Opera Company. The programme was relayed from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.

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