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Magic Fountain 1999Scottish Opera

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This was the first staging in Britain of a great rarity by Delius, not previously highly regarded.

The intention was that this production would be a one off run, never to be revived. However the staging was simple but excellent, beautifully designed and lit, and the opera itself turned out to have some wonderful music which held together quite well. It seemed entirely possible that this opera could be performed more often. However this particular staging was not revived, despite the obvious dedication of all involved. There seemed to be a view that the performances flattered the work - but isn't that just what a good performance should do?

Performance Cast

Solano a Spanish Nobleman

Stephen Allen

Watawa a young Indian girl

Anne Mason

Wapanacki an Indian Chief

Stafford Dean

Talum Hadjo a Seer

Jonathan Veira

Spanish Sailor

David Morrison

Performance DatesMagic Fountain 1999

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Feb, 19.15 4 Mar, 19.15 6 Mar, 19.15

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Feb, 19.15

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