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Gondoliers 1918D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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On the two-week visits to Aberdeen and Dundee The Gondoliers was seen twice at each venue. In the first of the weeks it opened on Wednesday, and it made a popular piece with which to end the visit on the second Saturday night.

The first performance in Dundee saw some enforced cast changes, in that the lead tenor Edward McKeown, and a soprano, Ella Quartly, had both contracted influenza - a matter of grave concern, since this now notorious epidemic eventually killed more people than the First World War.

Cast details are from reviews in the Dundee Advertiser and the Dundee Courier & Argus.

Edinburgh and Glasgow dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Vittoria a contadina

Ella Quartly (Oct 9, 19)

Doris Russell (Oct 23)

Marco Palmieri a Venetian Gondolier

Edward McKeown (Oct 9, 19)

Hugh Blackmore (Oct 23)

Giuseppe Palmieri a Venetian Gondolier

Frederick Hobbs

Tessa a Contadina

Catherine Ferguson

Gianetta a Contadina

Phyllis Dicksee

Duke of Plaza-Toro a Grandee of Spain

Henry Lytton

Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Bertha Lewis

Casilda daughter of the Duke and Duchess

Helen Gilliland

Don Alhambra del Bolero the Grand Inquisitor

Leo Sheffield

Inez the King's Foster-mother

Amy Royston

Performance DatesGondoliers 1918

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

9 Oct, 19.30 19 Oct, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

23 Oct, 19.30 2 Nov, 19.30

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