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Lucia di Lammermoor 1869Corri's Grand English Opera Company

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As Donizetti's operas gradually fell by the wayside, to be replaced by new works, Lucia alone would survive. However that was at a considerable cost, in that it was usually subjected to cuts that amounted almost to wholesale butchery that prevented a true appreciation of the opera's quality. Here there were comments, in Dundee, to the effect that the brevity of the main work allowed a second piece, an old favourite by Dibdin, The Waterman, to be put on as an afterpiece. Of course, audience members from out of town did not stay for that item, but were at least able to see 'all' of Lucia before dashing off for the trains to Perth, Arbroath and elsewhere, as well as the last boat to Newport.

Performance Cast

Normanno the Ashtons' forester

John Manley

Enrico Lord Henry Ashton

Henry Corri

Raimondo Bide the Bent, the Ashtons' chaplain

Mr J F Cook

Lucia Lucy Ashton, Henry's Sister

Ida Gilliess

Alisa Ailsa, Lucy's companion

Sara Thomson

Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood

William Parkinson

Arturo Lord Arthur Bucklaw

Mr C M Blythe

Performance DatesLucia di Lammermoor 1869

Map List

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

9 Apr, 19.30

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