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Betrothal in a Monastery 1997Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)

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The student production for June 1997 was the first staging by a British company of Prokofiev's final opera, based on The Duenna by Sheridan. It had been given a run at the 1990 Edinburgh Festival as a supplement to the Bolshoi's visit to the SECC during Glasgow's year as European cultural capital. In Glasgow the Bolshoi had performed rarities by Rimsky-Korsakov (Mlada) and Tchaikovsky (The Maid of Orleans). By 1997, Alexander Lazarev, the conductor of all three works, had  become a familiar and welcome visitor to Scotland in his role as Principal Conductor of the RSNO.

While several singers here went on to perform opera professionally, the name of Peter Auty certainly stands out.

Performance DatesBetrothal in a Monastery 1997

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New Athenaeum Theatre | Glasgow

28 Jun, 19.15 30 Jun, 19.15 2 Jul, 19.15 4 Jul, 19.15

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