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Don Procopio 1978Edinburgh University Opera Club

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Bizet's early comedy is essentially a student piece, composed when he was in Italy enjoying the fruits of his success in the Prix de Rome competition. The fact that it was not performed in his lifetime can hardly be taken as certain evidence of poor quality - after all, his glorious first symphony had to wait even longer for its premiere. However, given the similarity of plot to Donizetti's brilliant Don Pasquale, Bizet's piece is always likely to struggle to find a place.

Here, a student cast introduce the piece to a Scottish audience, just as had been the case with the British premiere in London, some twenty years earlier.

Performance Cast

Bettina Don Andronico's niece

Margaret Aronson

Don Procopio an elderly miser

Ivor Klayman

Performance DatesDon Procopio 1978

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George Square Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

9 Feb, 19.30 10 Feb, 19.30 11 Feb, 19.30 12 Feb, 19.30

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