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Bohème 1944Sadler's Wells Opera

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The Carl Rosa company had also brought Bohème to Scotland in 1944. However Tyrone Guthrie's detailed and subtle staging for Sadler's Wells was highly-praised in the press. Seven performances does still seem a lot, even spread over four weeks.

The most intriguing feature here is the name of the conductor. Boyd Neel had his own chamber orchestra, and was an early associate of Benjamin Britten. He is not usually associated with Puccini.

These abbreviated cast details are from reviews in the Herald (2 November) and Scotsman (15 November).

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Tom Culbert

Marcello a painter

Roderick Jones (Nov 2)

Tom Williams (Nov 15)

Colline a philosopher

Ronald Stear

Schaunard a musician

Edmund Donlevy

Benoit the students' landlord

John Greenwood

Mimì a seamstress

Linda Parker

Musetta a grisette

Margery Field (Nov 2)

Kate Jackson (Nov 15)

Performance DatesBohème 1944

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Nov, 14.15 2 Nov, 19.15 7 Nov, 19.15 11 Nov, 14.15

Kings Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

15 Nov, 19.00 18 Nov, 14.00 24 Nov, 19.00

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