Opera Scotland

Lustige Witwe 1958Sadler's Wells Opera

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Charles Hickman's production of The Merry Widow was a real money-spinner for the company, with several national tours and a long West End run at the London Coliseum (which planted the seed of the idea that brought about the company's move to that theatre a decade later). Highlights of the production were recorded, though by that time, Alexander Gibson had moved north to conduct the SNO, and the recording was conducted by William Reid.

This tour included a week in each of the four Scottish cities, with the same four operas - Bohème, Traviata, Figaro and Merry Widow. During the course of this tour, Thomas Round developed throat problems, and had to be replaced at several performances.

This cast is taken from the week in Dundee.

Performance Cast

Baron Mirko Zeta Pontevedrian Ambassador in Paris

Howell Glynne

Valencienne Zeta's wife

Marion Lowe

Marjorie Shires (May 14)

Count Danilo Danilowitsch Secretary to the legation, reserve cavalry lieutenant

Thomas Round

John Larsen

Hanna Glawari a wealthy young widow

June Bronhill

Camille de Rosillon

Rowland Jones (May 14)

William McAlpine

Vicomte Cascada

Denis Dowling

Raoul de St Brioche

George Chitty

Bogdanowitsch Pontevedrian Consul

John Larsen (May 5)

Cragg Sinkinson (May 14)

Sylviane wife of Bogdanowitsch

Deidree Thurlow

Kromow Counsellor to the Pontevedrian legation

Raimund Herincx

Olga wife of Kromow

Lily Gribbin

Pritschitsch retired Pontevedrian colonel, Military Attaché

William Booth

Praskowia wife of Pritschitsch

Sheila Rex

Njegus Chancery Clerk at the Embassy

Gwilym Jones

Lo-Lo a grisette

Angela Wheeldon

Do-Do a grisette

Janet Leggat

Jou-Jou a grisette

Irene Carpenter

Frou-Frou a grisette

Lily Gribbin

Clo-Clo a grisette

Deidree Thurlow

Margot a grisette

Dorothy Nash

Performance DatesLustige Witwe 1958

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

28 Apr, 19.30 1 May, 19.30 3 May, 14.30

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

5 May, 19.30 7 May, 19.30 10 May, 14.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

12 May, 19.30 17 May, 14.00

Her Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

14 May, 19.30

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 May, 19.30 21 May, 19.30 24 May, 14.30

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