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Nabucco 1967Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society

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Nabucco has only rarely appeared on the professional stage in Scotland. However it has always been a popular favourite with amateur groups, and this was the first production of the work by what was still called simply the Haddo House Choral Society. The cast is taken from a programme. Otherwise little is known about this production.

However, the choir's future commitments in this particular season were quite challenging. Only a month away, on 14 May, lay a performance of the Bach B Minor Mass, in which June Gordon was scheduled to conduct the Jacques Orchestra with an illustrious quartet of soloists - April Cantelo, Janet Baker, Gerald English and John Carol Case.

The following March 3 they were scheduled to combine with the forces of Aberdeen University in a performance in the Music Hall of Tippett's A Child of Our Time. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with soloists Elizabeth Vaughan, Pamela Bowden, Ronald Dowd and Forbes Robinson, would be conducted by the composer.

Performance Cast

Nabucco Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon

Wolf Moser

Ismaele nephew of Zedekiah, King of Jerusalem

Drummond Hart

Zaccaria High Priest of the Hebrews

Roderick Cameron

Abigaille a slave, supposed elder daughter of Nabucco

Magda Dey

Fenena daughter of Nebuchadnezzar

Gillian Tutty (Apr 12, 14)

Pauline Morgan (Apr 13, 15)

Anna Zaccaria's sister

Roberta Allardyce

High Priest of Baal

Ian Morrison

Abdallo an elderly officer in the King of Babylon's service

Tom Michie

Performance DatesNabucco 1967

Map List

Haddo House Hall | Ellon, Aberdeenshire

12 Apr, 19.15 13 Apr, 19.15 14 Apr, 19.15 15 Apr, 19.15

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