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Gianni Schicchi 1926British National Opera Company

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Playing Puccini's excellent little comedy before Pagliacci, as the programme order indicates, does seem an odd idea, but it may have worked. There can be little doubt that a significant number of company principals, usually tied to serious and even tragic roles, must have enjoyed acting in something lighter.

The cast is from a programme in the Edinburgh Room of Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast

Zita a cousin of Buoso, aged sixty

Constance Willis

Rinuccio Zita's nephew, aged twenty-four

Tudor Davies

Gherardo Buoso's nephew, aged forty

Parry Jones

Nella Gherardo's wife, aged thirty-four

Eda Bennie

Gherardino Gherardo's son, aged seven

Barbara Nelson

Betto di Signa a cousin, age unknown

Bernard Ross

Simone a cousin, aged seventy

William Anderson

Marco Betto's son, aged forty-five

Martin Quinn

La Ciesca Marco's wife, aged thirty-eight

May Blyth

Gianni Schicchi aged fifty-one

William Michael

Lauretta Schicchi's daughter, aged twenty-one

Marjorie Parry

Maestro Spinelloccio a doctor

Sydney Russell

Ser Amantio di Nicolao a notary

Philip Bertram

Pinellino a cobbler

Norman Roe

Guccio a dyer

Frank Le Pla

Performance DatesGianni Schicchi 1926

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Oct, 19.30

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