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Don Pasquale 1969Scottish Opera

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At this period the Arts Council funded three companies of Opera For All. Each group took three operas at a time, with piano accompaniment, playing in repertoire, so a singer might play a long role one evening and a short one the next. Here for instance, Ernesto sings Gaston in La traviata and the Notary in Don Pasquale sings Alfredo.

The tour in the early part of the year, continuing from the autumn of 1968, consisted of the final performances of Madam Butterfly and Don Giovanni, along with this new Don Pasquale. Its itinerary was as follows, going as south as Devon before turning north again: Jan & Feb tbc, 3 Mar (Tavistock), 8 Mar (Bryanston), 21 Mar (Oswaldwistle).

In the Autumn of 1969, the London Opera Centre group played Così fan tutte, The Italian Girl in Algiers and Rigoletto. Welsh National Opera's group took Die Fledermaus, Madam Butterfly and Fra Diavolo. The choice for Scottish Opera was La traviata, Don Pasquale and Martha.

Usually the groups played one night stands, but just occasionally they stayed for a week, as here, at the attractive little Perth theatre, and this cast is from that Perth programme.

Autumn performances collated so far: 22 & 25 Oct (Perth), 28 Oct (Linlithgow), 5 Nov (Dollar), 12 Nov (Callander), 15 Nov (Lerwick), 20 Nov (Thurso), 24 Nov (Fortrose), 29 Nov (Crieff). Additional tour dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Don Pasquale a wealthy, elderly bachelor

Norman White

Malatesta Pasquale's doctor and friend

Peter Lyon

Ernesto Pasquale's nephew

Alexander Morrison

Norina a young widow

Heather Howson

Carlo Malatesta's cousin, disguised as a Notary

Keith McDonald


Moyra Paterson

Jeremy Sutcliffe

Performance DatesDon Pasquale 1969

Map List

Bryanston School | Blandford Forum, Dorset

8 Mar, 19.30

Perth Theatre | Perth

22 Oct, 19.30 25 Oct, 19.30

Dollar Academy | Dollar

5 Nov, 19.30

Morrison's Academy Hall | Crieff

29 Nov, 19.30

Linlithgow Academy Theatre | Linlithgow

29 Oct, 19.30

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