Oresteia (1956)

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Start date: 
27 May 1956
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Production notes: 
First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme at 6pm (part 1), 8.40pm (part 2), and 9.55pm (part 3) on 27 May 1956. The entire production was repeated on the Third on 14 October 1956, and in three parts over three nights on 22, 23, and 24 November 1956. The Choruses were spoken by Quartermaine et al., and sung by Stephen Manton, Mary Rowland, and the Ambrosian Singers, with the Boyd Neel Orchestra led by Joshua Glazier and conducted by the composer Anthony Hopkins.
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Person Role Notes
Cecil Bellamy Actor Servant
Nicolette Bernard Actor Electra
Denys Blakelock Actor Chorus
Beth Boyd Actor Cassandra
Howieson Culff Actor Chorus
Francis de Wolff Actor Chorus
John Gabriel Actor Chorus
Denis Goacher Actor Chorus
Deryck Guyler Actor Phoebus Apollo
Joan Hart Actor Pallas Athene
Malcolm Hayes Actor Aegisthus
Carleton Hobbs Actor Chorus
Dorothy Holmes-Gore Actor Chorus
Antony Hopkins Composer
Godfrey Kenton Actor Chorus
Mary Law Actor Chorus
Molly Lumley Actor Chorus
Kelty MacLeod Actor Chorus
Stephen Manton Actor Chorus
Howard Marion-Crawford Actor Agamemnon
Nan Marriott-Watson Actor Cilissa
Denis McCarthy Actor Herald
Leon Quartermaine Actor Chorus
Raymond Raikes Producer
Margaret Rawlings Actor Clytemnestra
Susan Richards Actor Chorus
Mary Rowland Actor Chorus
Cyril Shaps Actor Watchman
Peter Wyngarde Actor Orestes
Gladys Young Actor Pythian Priestess
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (England)

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Oresteia (1956), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/4629 <16 April 2024>