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Fledermaus 1960Sadler's Wells Opera

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1958 was the year in which Sadler's Wells had launched its enormously successful Merry Widow production. The following saw another Viennese favourite as follow-up. Die Fledermaus had been a popular piece during the war, but they had not done it since. In 1960 it was taken round Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow, with that last city seeing it again in the spring of 1961.

Like Merry Widow, this production featured in a successful disc of highlights issued soon after. John Heddle Nash (ill on the Glasgow first night) and Anna Pollak were the only two of this cast to feature in the recording. Details of this cast are from the review in the Glasgow Herald of 18 March.

Performance Cast

Adele the Eisensteins' maid

Margaret Nisbet

Rosalinde wife of Eisenstein

Joan Stuart

Alfred an Italian tenor and admirer of Rosalinde

Joseph Powell

Gabriel von Eisenstein

Kevin Miller

Falke a notary and friend of Eisenstein

John Heddle Nash (Exc Mar 17)

Ronald Maconaghie (Mar 17)

Frank prison governor

Evan Thomas

Orlofsky a rich young Russian prince

Anna Pollak

Performance DatesFledermaus 1960

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 Feb, 19.00 5 Mar, 14.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

7 Mar, 19.30 12 Mar, 14.30 12 Mar, 16.30

Empire Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Mar, 19.00 19 Mar, 14.00

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