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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Shakespeare at the Opera (Radio)

    Radio broadcast. Tenor and broadcaster Wynne Evans explores the influence of Shakespeare in the operatic world. The programme looks at the lesser-known works in addition to Verdi and Britten: Wagner set...

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  9. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music (Radio)

    Radio broadcast. Catherine Bott examines the character of Falstaff. Includes music from Elgar’ s symphonic study of Falstaff; Salieri - who wrote a Falstaff opera; Nicolai’s opera of The Merry Wives of...

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