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Tosca 1961Sadler's Wells Opera

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A new production with the leading members of the Sadler’s Wells company on display. New Zealand-born Warwick Braithwaite was a veteran whose conducting career went back to the twenties, and he was a former music director of the SNO. Peter Glossop and Charles Craig were on the threshold of their international careers – in London they would in future sing mostly at Covent Garden. However they both sang frequently with Scottish Opera through the next twenty years. Director Dennis Arundell only worked with Scottish Opera once, but he directed both the opening productions in June 1962.

Sadly, this was the week of the last visit by Sadler’s Wells to Dundee’s Gaumont (formerly King’s) Theatre. Shortly afterwards, the builders moved in and the stage, proscenium and boxes were ripped out, along with large sections of the upper circle. A false ceiling was inserted and the back wall of the stage became a wide cinema screen – never an entirely successful one. The theatre later became a bingo hall and is now a night club.

Cast details are from our copy of the Dundee programme.

Performance DatesTosca 1961

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Empire Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

21 Apr, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Apr, 19.30

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

1 May, 19.30

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