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FULL The Devil Take Her (Benjamin) TV-Opera Australia 1962

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Information about the Recording
  • Published by: ABC  
  • Date Published: 1962  
  • Format: Broadcast
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: nosubs  
  • Video Recording from: ok     FULL VIDEO
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The opera is set in 15th century London. A man is married to a woman who has not been able to speak since birth. A surgeon arrives who gives her the ability to speak, but once the wife can speak she becomes bad tempered and domineering. Exasperated the husband calls for the Devil to take her, but when the Devil arrives he too cannot bear the wife. The opera ends with the husband and devil escaping together from the wife.

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