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Traviata 1976Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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For a third year running, Glasgow Grand only mounted a single opera, and that was one of the most traditionally popular pieces imaginable. It was also in the repertoire of Scottish Opera, unlike the chosen works in the previous two years, Faust and Carmen. It therefore seems an odd choice, but this must reflect the sad reduction in the number of performers available, even if the major roles could be double-cast. The men's chorus, in particular, down to eight singers, was only a fraction of the substantial group available for Samson and Delilah three years before

Performance Cast

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Sheila Stevenson (Apr 6, 8, 10 e)

Margaret Young (Apr 7, 9, 10 m)

Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo

Ken Stevenson

Doctor Grenvil

George Carmichael

Flora Bervoix Violetta's friend

Moira McCorkindale

Marquis d' Obigny

Eric Calder

Gaston Vicomte de Letorières, a man about town

Gordon McBain (Apr 6, 8, 10 e)

Ronnie Lamont (Apr 7, 9, 10 m)

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Walter Anderson 2 (Apr 6, 8, 10e)

George Muir (Apr 7, 9, 10 m)

Annina Violetta's maid

Pat McDowall

Giuseppe Violetta's servant

John C McGuire

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

Jack Henry (Apr 6, 8, 10 e)

Gregor Kowalski (Apr 7, 9, 10 m)

Commissar

John C McGuire

Performance DatesTraviata 1976

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

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