Opera Scotland

Silver Slipper The Silver Slipper

Music

Leslie Stuart (born Southport, 15 March 1863; died Richmond, Surrey, 27 March 1928.

Text

'Owen Hall' (book); W H Risque (lyrics).

 

Premieres

First Performance: London (Lyric Theatre), 1901.    .

First Performance in Scotland: tbc.

 

Background

Leslie Stuart had enjoyed an astonishing breakthrough with his first musical comedy, Florodora, so, while the opening of The Silver Slipper was greatly anticipated, it is hardly surprising that it enjoyed a somewhat lower level of success. Even so, when Tom B Davis brought it to Scotland it ran for three weeks in Edinburgh and four in Glasgow before his company moved north of the central belt for the first time.

 

Main Characters

Stella, a Venusian maiden

Sir Victor Shallamar

 

Plot Summary

Venus is a planet inhabited entirely by females.

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