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Parsifal 1922British National Opera Company

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The BNOC was established after the collapse of Sir Thomas Beecham's opera company, and immediately began to tour with an ambitious programme. Parsifal was little known outside London, and this was its first performance in Scotland. Walter Hyde, Norman Allin and Gladys Ancrum would be among the leading British Wagnerian performers during the next decade. The fact that the performance began at 6.00pm and lasted four and a half hours indicates that the work was treated with appropriate seriousness, without substantial cuts.

Performance Cast

Gurnemanz a veteran Knight

Norman Allin

First Grail Knight

Ernest Howie

Second Grail Knight

Raymond Ellis

Kundry a woman in Klingsor's power

Gladys Ancrum

Amfortas Guardian of the Grail

Herbert Heyner

Parsifal a youth

Walter Hyde

Titurel Amfortas' father, former Guardian

Philip Bertram

Klingsor a magician

Frederic Collier

Performance DatesParsifal 1922

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

7 Mar, 18.00

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