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Prince Igor 1928Edinburgh Grand Opera

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The large and adventurous amateur operatic societies frequently took a courageous attitude towards repertoire.

Here, a company with a thriving chorus and access to good dancers may have gone out on a limb to produce a Scottish premiere for Borodin's unfinished epic. The company was even strong enough to provide two casts of principals. The director was an influential Edinburgh resident in the form of retired Carl Rosa baritone Hebden Foster.

Performance Cast

Igor son of Svyatoslav, Prince of Seversk

William Grant (May 7, 9, 11, 12 e)

David Livingstone (May 8, 10, 12 e)

Yaroslavna Igor's second wife

Jean Summers (Exc May 12 m)

Dorothea S Fraser (May 12 m)

Vladimir Igorevich Igor's son by his first marriage

William Tawse (May 7, 9, 11, 12 e)

Grant Fraser (May 8, 10, 12 m)

Prince Galitsky Vladimir Yaroslavich, brother of Yaroslavna

George Nicholson (May 7, 9, 10, 12 e)

Mr E Keen (May 8, 11 12 m)

Konchak the Polovtsian Khan

Mr J B Yuill (May 7, 10, 12 e)

Mr D MacKechnie (May 8, 9, 11, 12 m)

Konchakovna daughter of Khan Konchak

Grace Hush (May 7, 9, 12 e)

Catherine Calder (May 8, 10)

Betty Mercer (May 11, 12 m)

Ovlur a Christian Polovtsian

Mr J M McGeachan (May 7, 9, 10, 12 e)

Mr W J Smith (May 8, 11, 12 m)

Skula a gudok player

Robert Wilson (May 7, 9, 10, 12 e)

H M Maitland (May 8, 11, 12 m)

Eroshka a gudok player

Charles Ewart (May 7, 8, 10, 12 m&e)

Grant Fraser (May 9, 11)

Nurse to Yaroslavna

Catherine Calder (May 7, 9, 11, 12m)

Betty Mercer (May 8, 10, 12e)

Polovtsian Girl

Dorothea S Fraser (May 7, 9, 11, 12e)

Mary R Robertson (May 8, 10, 12m)

Performance DatesPrince Igor 1928

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

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