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Aïda 1955Dundee Operatic Society

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For its 1955 season, Dundee Operatic as usual provided an opera and a musical on alternate nights, with Verdi being supplemented by the early Rodgers and Hammerstein success, Oklahoma!, hugely popular at the time. With the exception of Radamès, all the soloists were local. Kenneth Macdonald, Iona-born, spent most of his career based at Covent Garden, but in the fifties he sang a number of major roles with Scottish amateur groups. Perhaps most surprising is the appearance of veteran Mr T C Fairbairn as Director - he had filled the same role with professional companies before the First World War, as well as singing a bit.

Performance Cast

Ramfis High Priest

George Ogilvie

Radamès Captain of the Guard

Kenneth Macdonald

Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt

Constance Foster

Aïda an Ethiopian slave

Mary Cairns

King of Egypt

William T Wilson

Messenger

Robert Dunbar

Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda

David Imrie

Performance DatesAïda 1955

Map List

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

14 Mar, 19.30 16 Mar, 19.30 18 Mar, 19.30

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