Libretto by Doris Lessing, adapting from her 1982 science-fiction book of the same name.
Recorded live for BBC Radio 3 at the Coliseum Theatre, London on December 13th 1988.
Performed by the Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera conducted by Michael Lloyd.
Two tape sources have been used for this upload – both required speed correcting. The last ten minutes containing Doeg’s monologue are from a poorer source.
Doeg [Memory-maker and Storyteller] – Andrew Shore (baritone)
Johor [Canopean agent] – Richard Angas (bass)
Alsi [a young woman] – Lesley Garrett (soprano)
Klin [Tender of Fruits and Plants] – Gillian Webster (soprano)
Marl [Keeper of the Herds] – Simon Masterton-Smith (baritone)
Bratch [Guardian of Health] – Tamsin Dives (mezzo-soprano)
Pedug [Teacher of the Young] – John Kitchiner (baritone)
Rivalin [Custodian of the Lake] – Jady Pearl (mezzo-soprano)
Masson [the Builder] – Peter Bamber (tenor)
Nooni [a young man] – Christopher Gillet (tenor)