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Bohème 1977Tayside Opera

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These were the first performances of La bohème in Dundee since 1958, when Alexander Gibson had conducted his Sadler's Wells company at the Gaumont. That wonderful building had been removed from theatrical use in 1961, a few months before the establishment of Scottish Opera. The other landmark here was the introduction of a new theatre, built as an integral part of the College of Education. It would become an important host venue for small-to-medium sized opera productions, and, quickly renamed the Gardyne, it continues to do so. With a capacity of 367 in 13 steeply-raked rows, with a small orchestra pit, it has excellent sightlines and legroom.

The company assembled was entirely local, with the single exception of the first Rodolfo. Cast details are from the review in Tuesday's Courier & Advertiser.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

David Cusick (Feb 7, 9, 11, 12)

Ronald Cochrane (Feb 8, 10)

Marcello a painter

William Dewar

Colline a philosopher

Ron Macdonald

Schaunard a musician

William Webster

Mimì a seamstress

Gelda Bell (Feb 7, 9, 11, 12)

Moira Gibson (Feb 8, 10)

Musetta a grisette

Mary Timmons

Performance DatesBohème 1977

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College of Education Theatre | Dundee

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