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Posted 30 Nov 2013

Our archivist continues to upload material abstracted from programmes, playbills, posters and reviews.  Our archive is growing steadily, and donations to Opera Scotland are  welcomed.

Scotland's greatest tenor was surely Joseph Hislop.  Some say he never sang on the operatic stage in his native country, but read about him here - check out an amazing week by looking at Bohème (1929) and Pagliacci (1929), the latter coupled with Orfeo ed Euridice (1929).  During that week, Tovey's Bride of Dionysus (1929) was given four performances.

Also loaded were details of Nabucco (1957) conducted by Alec Gibson.

It is exactly one hundred years since the first performance of Debussy's Pelléas at Mélisande (1913) was given in Scotland.

You can also see details of performances of Don Giovanni (1873), Favorita (1873), Freischutz (1873), Huguenots (1873), Lucia di Lammermoor (1873), Magic Flute (1873), Oberon (1873) and Trovatore (1873).

Last but not least, our indefatigable archivist has added Don Pasquale (1856).

Keep visiting as Opera Scotland builds up our record of Scotland's rich operatic history.

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