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Martha 1961Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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Martha had received its final full-scale professional performances in Scotland a few seasons earlier, thanks to Sadler's Wells, but it seems to have lost popularity, at least with the critics. They seem to have decided that charm, naivety and simple melody were not enough. The under-rehearsed, scrappy playing of the SNO clearly didn't help. Perhaps the second work in the week, Verdi's Macbeth, provided the red meat that was now required.

Cast details are from the review in the Glasgow Herald.

Performance Cast

Lady Harriet Durham Maid of Honour to Queen Anne

Jean Buik

Nancy maid to Lady Harriet

May Dalglish

Lionel Plunkett's foster-brother

Harry Ireland

Plunkett a wealthy young farmer

David Stevenson

Sir Tristram Mickleford Lady Harriet's cousin

Jack Henry

Performance DatesMartha 1961

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 Apr, 19.30 12 Apr, 19.30 14 Apr, 19.30

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