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Martha 1888Dundee Amateur Opera Company

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Dundee's amateur musical groups, orchestral and choral, operating under the guidance of the late Henry Nagel, then Samuel Hirst, were now also tackling staged opera. Funds stretched to the import of guest performers, in this case a return by local tenor Durward Lely. Following the closure of the London run of Ruddigore, he had parted company with the D'Oyly Carte set up, and was building a notable career singing concerts and opera all over the country. Samuel Hirst, as conductor of the Blairgowrie choir, had known Lely since his teenage years, and they had maintained contact. A few days back in Dundee allowed the celebrated tenor to try a role which he would sing regularly in future years with Adelina Patti and the Carl Rosa company.

Performance Cast

Lady Harriet Durham Maid of Honour to Queen Anne

Miss M R Steel

Nancy maid to Lady Harriet

Louise Lyle

Sir Tristram Mickleford Lady Harriet's cousin

George Hutchison

Plunkett a wealthy young farmer

James Addison Kidd

Lionel Plunkett's foster-brother

Durward Lely

Sheriff of Richmond

James P Fleming

Performance DatesMartha 1888

Map List

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

4 Apr, 19.30 5 Apr, 19.30 6 Apr, 19.30 7 Apr, 19.30

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