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Tristan und Isolde 2013Edinburgh Players Opera Group

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The Edinburgh Players Opera Group in 2013 turned their attention to Wagner's Tristan and Isolde at Portobello Town Hall at 10am on Sunday 29 September.  Following two days of instruction and practice, this annual event culminated in a concert performance.  Orchestral players from across the country and beyond gave their time out of interest and for the challenge of meeting Wagner's demands. Leader is Iain Scott and the conductor, as usual, was Mike Thorne.

Arrangements were as usual. Friends and relatives were welcome to attend on the Sunday, and were invited to give a donation of £15 to cover the costs of the event.  It was described as an "open rehearsal", and the orchestra contained some well known professional musicians who may be off their normal track.  The singers can give memorable performances. The standard is a high one, and there is much pleasure for the listener.

The singers are, by and large, familiar, having appeared in a number of roles in past years. Only the mezzo-soprano Miriam Sharrad seems to be a new name.

Performance Cast


Stuart Macbeth Mitchell

Isolde an Irish princess

Elaine McKrill

Brangäne Isolde's attendant

Miriam Sharrad

Kurwenal Tristan's squire

Nicholas Fowler

Tristan a Cornish knight

Jonathan Finney

King Mark King of Cornwall, Tristan's uncle

Colin Heggie


Stuart Macbeth Mitchell

Production Cast


Mike Thorne

Performance DatesTristan und Isolde 2013

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Town Hall, Portobello | Edinburgh

29 Sep, 10.00

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