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Così fan tutte 1967Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera's company of Opera For All, launched in September 1966, resumed its tour after a break covering the festive season. As before, the operas were Cinderella, Così fan tutte and Madama Butterfly. The Puccini had been a mainstay of the main company, though they had not yet attempted any Rossini work, but would do a full staging at the end of 1969. Così was, of course, to enter the main repertoire a few weeks later, being launched in the spring 1967 season at Perth.

The itinerary of this nine-date run of Così was as follows: 24 Jan (Lincoln), 31 Jan (Grimsby), 11 Feb (Saltburn), 15 Feb (Skipton), 25 Feb (Uppermill), 1 Mar (Ilkley), 4 Mar (Worsley), 8 Mar (Clitheroe), 14 Mar (Bradford).

Further tour dates included a three-day visit to the old Pitlochry Festival Theatre, culminating in a performance of Così on 18 June.

Details of tour and cast are from the Richard Telfer archive in Scottish Opera's collection.

Performance Cast

Ferrando a young army officer

John Robertson

Ramon Remedios

Guglielmo another officer, Ferrando's friend

John Lawson Graham

Don Alfonso a middle-aged bachelor

Ronald Morrison

Richard Van Allan

Fiordiligi a young lady from Ferrara, engaged to Guglielmo

Catherine Ryan

Dorabella Fiordiligi's sister, engaged to Ferrando

Josephte Clément

Despina maidservant to the sisters

Sheila McGrow

Performance DatesCosì fan tutte 1967

Map List

Theatre Royal, Lincoln | Lincoln

24 Jan, 19.30

Stonyhurst College | Clitheroe, Lancashire

8 Mar, 19.30

Festival Theatre, Pitlochry | Pitlochry

18 Jun, 19.30

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