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Idomeneo, Re di Creta 1934Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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This British premiere of one of Mozart's greatest works, little-known at the time, was just one of the momentous achievements of Glasgow Grand during its peak years, under the guidance of Erik Chisholm. The orchestra was largely professional, drawn from the Scottish Orchestra, augmented with players brought up from London. The leader of the band was a highly reputable figure, David McCallum.

The visual side - sets, costumes, choreography and the actual dancing, were all in the hands of staff and students of Glasgow School of Art.

Idomeneo was played in conjunction with a revival of the previous year's great success, The Bartered Bride details here.

Performance Cast

Ilia a Trojan princess, daughter of Priam

Dorothy Pugh (Mar 12, 14)

Nan Newlands (Mar 13, 17)

Idamante son of Idomeneo

William Graham

Idomeneo King of Crete

James Newall (Mar 12, 14, 17)

A Taggart Whyte (Mar 13)

Elettra daughter of Agamemnon

Jenny Black

Arbace Idomeneo's confidant

Thomas Reid

High Priest of Neptune

William Noble (Mar 12, 14)

Mr S A Leake (Mar 13, 17)

Voice of Neptune

Patrick Moir (Mar 12, 14)

George McClements (Mar 13, 17)

Performance DatesIdomeneo, Re di Creta 1934

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

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