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Zauberflöte 1927British National Opera Company

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This Magic Flute cast looks quite strong on paper, even if the singers were regular company members over a number of years. Noël Eadie, here making her debut in the part, sang Queen of Night successfully, going on to perform it at Glyndebourne, Covent Garden and Chicago in the thirties.

While it is common enough to have the priests doubling as Armed Men, it is surely rather more unusual to have a soprano playing both First Lady and Papagena.

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

Performance Cast

Tamino a Prince

Parry Jones

First Lady in attendance on the Queen

Doris Lemon

Second Lady in attendance on the Queen

Marjorie Parry

Third Lady in attendance on the Queen

Justine Griffiths

Papageno a bird-catcher

William Michael

Queen of Night

Noël Eadie

Monostatos a servant in the Temple

Sydney Russell

Pamina daughter of the Queen of Night

Eda Bennie

First Boy

Gladys Leathwood

Second Boy

Frances Frost

Third Boy

Ella Bailey

Speaker at the Temple

Bernard Ross

Sarastro High Priest of Isis and Osiris

William Anderson

First Priest

Liddell Peddieson

Second Priest

Philip Bertram

Papagena disguised as an old woman

Doris Lemon

First Armed Man

Liddell Peddieson

Second Armed Man

Philip Bertram

Performance DatesZauberflöte 1927

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Oct, 14.00

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