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Fidelio 2005Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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The regular appearances of Sir Charles Mackerras in Scotland during the last years of his life produced a number of memorable events, though staged performances of opera were not among them. However with his wonderful Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mackerras gave many memorable concert performances. This Fidelio was very well cast on the whole, and in the case of the key female roles the performances were of quite exceptional quality by any standard. Lisa Milne was a familiar figure to Scots audiences, and her Marzelline was the expected delight from start to finish. But Christine Brewer's interpretation of Leonore was simply a phenomenon, with a gloriously effortless performance of the fiendish "Abscheulicher!" scena, with wonderful horn-playing in support. The only relative weakness in the cast was the Florestan - well enough sung, on the whole, but this is a part that demands rather more than that.

Performance Cast

Jaquino Rocco's assistant

Timothy Robinson

Marzelline Rocco's daughter

Lisa Milne

Rocco gaoler

Peter Rose

Leonore Florestan's wife, disguised as Fidelio

Christine Brewer

Don Pizarro prison governor

Terje Stensvold

First Prisoner

Timothy Robinson

Second Prisoner

Matthew Rose

Florestan a Spanish nobleman

Thomas Moser

Don Fernando the King's Minister

Matthew Rose

Performance DatesFidelio 2005

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

6 Oct, 19.30

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