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Traviata 1970Scottish Opera

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This excellent Opera For All staging was touring in repertoire with Don Pasquale and Martha, directed and designed by the same hands.

The spring itinerary for Traviata was as follows: 10 Jan (Dumbarton), 14 & 17 Jan (Glasgow), 19 Jan (Anstruther), 31 Jan (Saltburn), 5 Feb (Kendal), 11 Feb (Oswaldwistle), 18 Feb (Darwen), 21 Feb (Harrogate), 25 Feb (Wigan), 28 Feb (Saddleworth), 5 Mar Stourbridge), 7 Mar (Redditch), 13 Mar (Scunthorpe), 16 Mar (Mansfield), 2 & 6 Jun (Dundee).

Dundee's Whitehall Theatre had recently been renovated by the local council as a theatre suitable for medium-scale productions, though was not big enough for the full-scale opera companies that had visited the old Gaumont with such success up to 1961. Built in 1928, as the Alhambra, it had quickly become a cinema (the State), and was located in a run down part of the town, surrounded by old mills. This area was in the process of being converted into a modern University campus.

The autumn revival included the following: 19 Oct (Duns), 23 Oct (Perth), 28 Oct (Arbroath), 30 Oct (Largs).

Performance Cast

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Josephine McQueen

Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo

Peter Lyon

Doctor Grenvil

Norman White

Flora Bervoix Violetta's friend

Moyra Paterson

Marquis d' Obigny

Jeremy Sutcliffe

Gaston Vicomte de Letorières, a man about town

Alexander Morrison

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Keith McDonald

Annina Violetta's maid

Heather Howson

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

Brian Kemp

Performance DatesTraviata 1970

Map List

Harrogate Theatre | Harrogate

21 Feb, 19.30

Whitehall Theatre | Dundee

2 Jun, 19.30 6 Jun, 19.30

Volunteer Hall, Duns | Duns, Berwickshire

19 Oct, 19.30

Perth Theatre | Perth

23 Oct, 19.30

Webster Theatre | Arbroath

28 Oct, 19.30

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