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Pagliacci 1927British National Opera Company

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On this, as with the previous visit by BNOC, Pagliacci followed not the familiar melodrama of Cavalleria Rusticana, but a more recent work in Puccini's comedy Gianni Schicchi. The cast is strong, led by the company's leading Wagnerian, Walter Widdop, though whether Tudor Davies was wise to take on the role is questionable - his lyric voice eventually lost quality. In Gianni Schicchi, before the interval, he sang the more appropriate role of Rinuccio.

Cast details are from programmes in the Mitchell and Edinburgh City Libraries.

Performance Cast

Tonio a player

Percy Heming (Sep 28)

William Michael (Oct 12)

Canio leader of the players

Walter Widdop (Sep 28)

Tudor Davies (Oct 12)

Nedda Canio's wife

Doris Lemon

Beppe a player

Frederick Davies

Silvio a villager

Bernard Ross

Performance DatesPagliacci 1927

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

28 Sep, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

12 Oct, 14.00

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