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Gay/Britten: The Beggar's Opera / Britten, Pears, Et Al


Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Pearl   Catalog #: 225   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  John Gay
Performer:  Roy AshtonNorman LumsdenFlora NielsenNorman Platt,   ... 
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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A musical version realized from the original airs by Benjamin Britten. The original Cast production of Tyrone Guthrie. A musical version realized from the original airs by Benjamin Britten. The original Cast production of Tyrone Guthrie. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Beggar's Opera by John Gay
Performer:  Roy Ashton (Tenor), Norman Lumsden (Bass), Flora Nielsen (Mezzo Soprano),
Norman Platt (Tenor), Otakar Kraus (Baritone), Rose Hill (Soprano),
Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano), Denis Dowling (Baritone), Max Worthley (Tenor),
John Highcock (Spoken Vocals), Max Worthley (Spoken Vocals), Lily Kettlewell (Alto),
Anne Sharp (Soprano), Peter Pears (Tenor), Nancy Evans (Mezzo Soprano),
George James (Bass), Lesley Duff (Soprano), Catherine Lawson (Mezzo Soprano),
Elizabeth Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Gladys Parr (Spoken Vocals), Gladys Parr (Alto),
Mildred Watson (Soprano), John Highcock (Bass)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; England 
Date of Recording: 09/22/1948 
Venue:  BBC broadcast 
Length: 79 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Benjamin Britten. 

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