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Gianni Schicchi 1927British National Opera Company

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Puccini's one-act comedy had reached Glasgow back in 1923, five years after its New York premiere. Here it is, four seasons further on, with a cast packed with the company's star performers. Whether the balance of the evening was upset by playing this frivolous masterpiece at the start of the performance is hard to assess. Certainly giving Pagliacci after the interval put it in its usual place, when following Cavalleria Rusticana, but it does seem an odd choice of partner.

The casts are from programmes in the Mitchell Library and Edinburgh Room of Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast

Zita a cousin of Buoso, aged sixty

Constance Willis

Rinuccio Zita's nephew, aged twenty-four

Heddle Nash (Sep 28)

Tudor Davies (Oct 12)

Gherardo Buoso's nephew, aged forty

Parry Jones

Nella Gherardo's wife, aged thirty-four

Eda Bennie

Gherardino Gherardo's son, aged seven

Barbara Nelson

Betto di Signa a cousin, age unknown

Bernard Ross

Simone a cousin, aged seventy

William Anderson

Marco Betto's son, aged forty-five

Martin Quinn

La Ciesca Marco's wife, aged thirty-eight

May Blyth

Gianni Schicchi aged fifty-one

Herbert Langley

Lauretta Schicchi's daughter, aged twenty-one

Marjorie Parry

Maestro Spinelloccio a doctor

Sydney Russell

Ser Amantio di Nicolao a notary

Philip Bertram

Pinellino a cobbler

Thomas Hindmarch

Guccio a dyer

Frank Le Pla

Performance DatesGianni Schicchi 1927

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

28 Sep, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

12 Oct, 14.00

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