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Bartered Bride 1958Touring Opera 58

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This little documented organisation was formed "in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain" and toured for a season with artists from the defunct Carl Rosa company, which had always been refused significant Arts Council support. It claimed a company of 130 - eighty artists  and fifty musicians. Sadler's Wells were also visiting Scotland by now, though usually in the spring.

The Scottish tour, starting on 22 September, consisted of only two weeks, one in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen. The repertoire held few surprises:

Glasgow Mon, Barber; Tue Bartered Bride; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Carmen; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Barber; Sat eve Bartered Bride.

Aberdeen Mon Bartered Bride; Tue Carmen; Wed Barber; Thu Butterfly; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Carmen; Sat eve Cav & Pag.

Performance Cast

Krušina a peasant

Alan Jones

Ludmila Krušina's wife

Julia Bouttell

Mařenka their daughter

Doreen Murray

Tobias Mícha a prosperous peasant farmer

Donald Campbell

Háta Micha's second wife

Lydia Conway

Vašek son of Micha and Háta

Edward Byles

Jeník Micha's son by his first wife

William Aitken

Kecal a marriage broker

John Holmes

Performance DatesBartered Bride 1958

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

23 Sep, 19.30 27 Sep, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

29 Sep, 19.30

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