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Otello 1926British National Opera Company

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This was the second tour by BNOC to include Otello, made possible by the availability, as in 1923, of a suitable heroic tenor, in Frank Mullings, not to mention a rare appearance by Miriam Licette and the sterling baritone Herbert Langley as Iago. But in a mini-festival of Verdi they also gave Rigoletto and Aïda.

Cast details are from a programme in the Edinburgh Room collection, Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast

Montano predecessor of Otello in Cyprus

Bernard Ross

Cassio Otello's lieutenant

Frederick Davies

Iago Otello's ensign

Herbert Langley

Roderigo a Venetian gentleman

Liddell Peddieson

Otello a Moorish general, Venetian Governor of Cyprus

Frank Mullings

Desdemona Otello's wife

Miriam Licette

Emilia Iago's wife and Desdemona's companion

Muriel Brunskill

Herald

Ralph Humble

Lodovico envoy of the Venetian republic

Philip Bertram

Performance DatesOtello 1926

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

20 Oct, 19.00

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