By Thomas D'Urfey.
Don Taylor's radio adaptation of a play based on Cervantes's classic picaresque novel, commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary of Purcell's death in 1995.
The play, with music by Purcell, Eccles and others, was first performed in 1694.
Sancho Panza....Roy Hudd
Thomas Betterton....Roger Allam
Thomas Durfey....Bill Wallis
Milkmaid....Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Marcella....Evelyn Tubb (soprano)
Cardenio....David Thomas (bass)
Gines....Doug Wootton (baritone)
The Host....Michael Tudor Barnes
The Hostess....Kristin Milward
Additional music by Blaise Compton.
Musical director: Anthony Rooley
Directed by Don Taylor.
Don Taylor's adaptation of a stage version of Cervantes's classic picaresque novel.