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Bohème 1960Sadler's Wells Opera

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This revival features two sopranos new to the Wells team. Anne Edwards spent most of her career abroad, while the Irish soprano Veronica Dunne had sung major roles at Covent Garden. She later became a highly-regarded teacher in Dublin.

 

Sadler's Wells Opera's Scottish Tours - 1960

Sadler's Wells Opera made two visits in 1960.  In spring there were three weeks - Edinburgh (King's) followed by Aberdeen (His Majesty's) and Glasgow (Empire).  In October a week in Glasgow (Empire) was followed by a week in Dundee (Gaumont).

The ten operas performed on thess tours were:  Mozart (Don Giovanni);  Rossini (Barber of Seville,  Cinderella);  Wagner (Tannhäuser);  J Strauss (Fledermaus);  Puccini (Bohème,  Madam Butterfly);  Humperdinck (Hansel and Gretel);  Giordano (Andrea Chénier);  German (Merrie England).

Edinburgh, w/c 29 February:  Mon 29 Fledermaus;  Tue 1 Mar Cinderella;  Wed 2 Tannhäuser;  Thu 3 Don Giovanni;  Fri 4 Cinderella;  Sat 5 m Fledermaus;  Sat 5 e Bohème.

Aberdeen, w/c 7 March:  Mon 7 Fledermaus;  Tue 8 Don Giovanni;  Wed 9 Cinderella;  Thu 10 Bohème;  Fri 11 Tannhäuser;  Sat 12 m Fledermaus;  Sat 12 e Cinderella.

Glasgow, w/c 14 March:  Mon 14 Cinderella;  Tue 15 Tannhäuser;  Wed 16 Bohème;  Thu 17 Fledermaus;  Fri 18 Don Giovanni;  Sat 19 m Fledermaus;  Sat 19 e Cinderella.

Glasgow, w/c 17 October:  Mon 17 Barber of Seville;  Tue 18 Andrea Chénier;  Wed 19 Merrie England;  Thu 20 Barber of Seville;  Fri 21 Hansel and Gretel;  Sat 22 m Merrie England;  Sat 22 e Madam Butterfly.

Dundee, w/c 24 October:  Mon 24 Merrie England;  Tue 25 Hansel and Gretel;  Wed 26 Barber of Seville;  Thu 27 Madam Butterfly;  Fri 28 Andrea Chénier;  Sat 29 m Barber of Seville;  Sat 29 e Merrie England.

 

Cast details from a programme in Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

William Aitken

Marcello a painter

Gwyn Griffiths

Colline a philosopher

Harold Blackburn

Schaunard a musician

Ronald Maconaghie

Benoit the students' landlord

Alfred Oldridge

Mimì a seamstress

Anne Edwards

Parpignol a toy vendor

John Darnley

Musetta a grisette

Veronica Dunne

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Basil Hemming

Performance DatesBohème 1960

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

5 Mar, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

10 Mar, 19.30

Empire Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

16 Mar, 19.30

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