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Elisir d'amore 1994Scottish Opera

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Giles Havergal, long-term director of the Citizens' Theatre, had, unbelievably, not worked with Scottish Opera before. When he did, at last, he might have been expected to do something modern or controversial. However this traditional production was delightful, given two runs in its opening season, first in February, then returning with some cast changes in the spring. The staging returned occasionaly in later seasons, and actually improved on revival, due to careful choice of performers and attention to detail in rehearsal. No sense of routine was ever allowed to intrude.

Performance Cast

Nemorino a young peasant

Paul Charles Clarke (Exc Apr 16; May 18, 28; Jun 11, 23)

Richard Coxon (Apr 16; May 18, 28; Jun 11, 23)

Adina a wealthy farm owner

Cheryl Barker (Exc Jun 11, 23)

Claire Daniels (Jun 11, 23)

Belcore a sergeant

Simon Keenlyside (Feb)

Richard Halton (Apr, May, Jun)

Dulcamara a quack doctor

Claude Corbeil (Feb)

Stafford Dean (Apr, May, Jun)

Giannetta a peasant girl

Lisa Milne

Performance DatesElisir d'amore 1994

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Feb, 19.15 3 Feb, 19.15 5 Feb, 14.15 7 Feb, 19.15 9 Feb, 19.15 11 Feb, 19.15 16 Apr, 19.15 7 May, 19.15 18 May, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

14 May, 19.15 17 Jun, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

26 May, 19.15 28 May, 19.15 11 Jun, 19.15

Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

10 Jun, 19.15

Kings Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Jun, 19.15 23 Jun, 19.15

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