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Mastersingers of Nuremberg 1929Covent Garden Opera

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These performances, both on the Monday evening, gave Aberdeen and Edinburgh audiences their first sight of the newly formed Covent Garden Opera Company.

A comparison with the cast details of the 1927 visit shows a marked similarity - as might be expected when the company had arisen from the ashes of the defunct BNOC which had performed most of Wagner's operas during the previous few years.

The chorus members performing their brief solos as Masters were largely the same singers as before, and in the same roles, except that Percy Harris switched from Vogelgesang to Zorn. Several of the principals had also appeared with BNOC, even if this work was new to them. Philip Bertram was promoted from Nightwatchman to Pogner. Stage director George King had also moved over from the old company, in tandem with the conductor.

Cast details are taken from an Edinburgh programme in the NLS collection.

Performance DatesMastersingers of Nuremberg 1929

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

30 Sep, 18.45

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

28 Oct, 18.45

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