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Savitri 1978Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera's fourth season at the Theatre Royal (1978-79) opened with Simon Boccanegra, and continued with Jenůfa, Catiline Conspiracy then an unusual triple-bill of Savitri, Fanny Robin and Dido and Aeneas. Next came Seraglio, Rosenkavalier, Hansel and Gretel, Fledermaus, Midsummer Night's Dream, Bohème, Kátya Kabanová and Rigoletto. In June there followed the company's first staging of a musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Many of these works were also toured.

Savitri was the last new role to be added to Janet Baker's Scottish Opera repertoire. She had recorded it several years before under the direction of Imogen Holst, but had not performed it for some time.

It was presented as the first element of a triple bill followed by Edward Harper's Fanny Robin (with Jane Manning) and Dido and Aeneas (also with Baker and Mackerras).

What a pity that such an imaginative evening, with three excellent productions, should never have been revived.

Performance Cast

Death

John Shirley-Quirk

Savitri wife of Satyavan

Janet Baker

Satyavan a woodsman

Philip Langridge

Performance DatesSavitri 1978

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

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