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Falstaff 1927British National Opera Company

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Falstaff was still a rarity in Britain during the twenties, but BNOC seems to have kept a suitable ensemble together - even what is arguably the least showy role, Meg Page, is taken by the company's regular Brünnhilde and Kundry. And even in his youth, Sir John Barbirolli must have been a wonderful conductor of this effervescent masterpiece.

Cast details are taken from programmes in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow and Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast

Sir John Falstaff a knight

Arthur Fear

Pistola Pistol, a follower of Falstaff

Bernard Ross

Bardolfo Bardolph, a follower of Falstaff

Frederick Davies

Caius Dr Caius, a Frenchman

Sydney Russell

Meg Mistress Page

Gladys Ancrum

Alice Mistress Alice Ford, wife of Ford

Agnes Nicholls (Oct 26)

Marjorie Parry (Nov 1)

Nannetta daughter of the Fords

Doris Lemon

Quickly Mistress Quickly, a confidante of Alice and Meg

Constance Willis

Ford a merchant of Windsor

Percy Heming

Fenton a young gentleman

Heddle Nash

Robin Falstaff's page

Barbara Nelson

Performance DatesFalstaff 1927

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Nov, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Oct, 19.30

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