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Bluebeard 1969Sadler's Wells Opera

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Seven performances in the three main theatrical centres of this delightful, but neglected work, which was beautifully cast, and expertly conducted by the increasingly versatile Roderick Brydon.

The 1968 visit to Glasgow had featured a repertoire of only five works and seems rather lightweight. This time there were eight, with some relative rareties. Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with one week apiece, saw The Magic Flute, Offenbach's Bluebeard, The Force of Destiny and The Rake's Progress. Glasgow, with a three week visit, saw all of the above, plus Count Ory, Ariadne on Naxos, Madam Butterfly and Patience.

Performance Cast

Duke Bluebeard

John Brecknock

Boulotte a swineherd

Ann Howard

King Bobèche

John Fryatt

Queen Clementine

Margaret Burton

Popolani alchemist employed by Bluebeard

David Bowman

Count Oscar Court Chamberlain

Julian Moyle

Princess Helena disguised as Fleurette

Janet Gail

Prince Lysander disguised as Florian

Kevin Miller

Alvarez

Paul Janssen

Heloise the first wife

Marie Robinson

Rosalind the second wife

Valerie Robinson

Isolda the third wife

Frances Reid

Blanche the fourth wife

Jane Whitehead

Leonora the fifth wife

Phyllis Glavin

Performance DatesBluebeard 1969

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

15 Oct, 19.30 18 Oct, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

22 Oct, 19.30 25 Oct, 19.30

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

30 Oct, 19.30 1 Nov, 19.30 4 Nov, 19.30

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