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Albert Herring 1967Scottish Opera

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The spring 1967 season of Scottish Opera opened with the excellent new production of Così fan tutte, which was joined by the company's first stagings of Das Rheingold and La bohème. There were revivals of Otello and Albert Herring.

This immediate revival of the 1966 production had the same cast except for the arrival of Judith Pierce as Lady Billows, a role she would repeat frequently for several years to come. She had sung Mrs Grose at Ledlanet in 1966 and returned to Scotland regularly for the rest of her career, singing the title role in Gloriana at Haddo House and a number of roles with Scottish Opera. These included appearances in Turn of the Screw, Der Rosenkavalier, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, The Rape of Lucretia and The Bartered Bride.

Performance Cast

Lady Billows an elderly aristocrat

Judith Pierce

Florence Pike housekeeper to Lady Billows

Johanna Peters

Miss Wordsworth head teacher

Patricia Clark

Mr Gedge the Vicar

Ronald Morrison

Mr Upfold the Mayor

Francis Egerton

Superintendent Budd police officer

William McCue

Sid from the butcher's

Michael Maurel

Nancy from the baker's

Catherine Wilson

Albert Herring from the greengrocer's

Gregory Dempsey

Mrs Herring the greengrocer, Albert's mother

Anna Reynolds

Emmie a schoolgirl

Sheila McGrow

Cis a schoolgirl

Jennifer Bermingham

Harry a schoolboy

Charles Begbie

Performance DatesAlbert Herring 1967

Map List

Perth Theatre | Perth

14 Apr, 19.00

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 May, 19.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

24 May, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

6 Jun, 19.00

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