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Makropulos Case 1998Scottish Opera

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At this period, while Scottish Opera-go-round usually performed a fairly standard choice of repertoire on its extensive tours with piano accompaniment, Jenůfa had already proved a great success in this form, and Kátya would later work well. Even so, the less obviously attractive Makropulos Case was an adventurous choice, and nearly as good. Eighteen performances were given over two months. David Munro's reduction of the complex score recreated the weird soundworld with astonishing accuracy, and Antony McDonald, making the transition from designing to taking charge of the whole show, also revealed a generally sure touch. With a cast of seven soloists, it was possible to double two of the shorter roles, and only the two character parts of the stage-hand and charwoman were cut.

Performance Cast

Vítek a solicitor's clerk

James Nelson

Albert Gregor a litigant

David Owen

Kristina Vítek's daughter

Jeni Bern

Dr Kolenatý a lawyer

Giles Davies

Emilia Marty an opera singer

Regina Hanley

Jaroslav Prus a Baron, Gregor's opponent

Tom McVeigh

Jánek Prus's son

Alexander Anderson-Hall

Count Hauk-Šendorf former lover of EM

James Nelson

Chambermaid

Jeni Bern

Performance DatesMakropulos Case 1998

Map List

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr | Ayr

15 Sep, 19.30

Dundee Rep Theatre | Dundee

17 Sep, 19.30

MacRobert Arts Centre | Stirling

19 Sep, 19.30

Haddo House Hall | Ellon, Aberdeenshire

22 Sep, 19.30

Town Hall, Elgin | Elgin, Moray

24 Sep, 19.30

Orkney Arts Centre | Kirkwall, Orkney

26 Sep, 19.30

Thurso High School | Thurso, Caithness

29 Sep, 19.30

Village Hall, Ullapool | Ullapool

1 Oct, 19.30

Kyle Hall | Kyle of Lochalsh

3 Oct, 19.30

Aros Centre, Portree | Portree, Isle of Skye

6 Oct, 19.30

Village Hall, Ballachulish | Ballachulish, Argyll

8 Oct, 19.30

Linlithgow Academy Theatre | Linlithgow

10 Oct, 19.30

Volunteer Hall, Galashiels | Galashiels

13 Oct, 19.30

Adam Smith Theatre | Kirkcaldy

15 Oct, 19.30

Fullarton Theatre | Castle Douglas

17 Oct, 19.30

Concert Hall, Motherwell | Motherwell

20 Oct, 19.30

Woodend Barn | Banchory, Kincardineshire

22 Oct, 19.30

Victoria Hall, Cromarty | Cromarty

24 Oct, 19.30

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