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Nozze di Figaro 1992Scottish Opera

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At this period, Scottish Opera generally mounted nine main-stage operas each season, in groups of three. If funds allowed, there would be a small-scale production as well. For the 1991/92 season, the piano-accompanied tour, with 33 performances through the autumn, was of Maria Stuarda. The main stage schedule began at the Edinburgh Festival with a new production of La Clemenza di Tito. There were two more new stagings - Die Walküre and Don Giovanni. The six revivals were Madam Butterfly, Carmen, La traviata, Billy Budd, The Marriage of Figaro and Aïda.

A revival of John Cox’s satisfying production from 1986 had a slightly disappointing air of routine about it. It was again sung in English, though Anne Ridler's translation was adopted in place of Michael Irwin's. It was restaged by Sally Day, and conducted by house staff, following the departure of the conductor originally booked.

Best of the singers were perhaps Robert Poulton and Claire Daniels as Figaro and Susanna, though Steven Page, Elizabeth McCormack and Roger Bryson also made a highly positive impression.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Robert Poulton (Exc Apr 8, 10)

Jonathan Best (Apr 8, 10)

Susanna the Countess's maid

Claire Daniels

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Roger Bryson

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Carol Rowlands

Cherubino the Count's page

Elizabeth McCormack

Count Almaviva

Steven Page

Don Basilio a priest and music master

Grant Richards

Countess Almaviva

Jane Webster

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

Graeme Danby

Don Curzio a lawyer

Thomas Hill

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Yvonne Barclay

First Peasant Girl

Gillian Taylor

Second Peasant Girl

Louise MacDonald

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 1992

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Jan, 19.15 25 Jan, 14.15 30 Jan, 19.15 7 Feb, 19.15 21 Feb, 19.15 29 Feb, 19.15

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford | Bradford

4 Mar, 19.30 6 Mar, 19.30

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

11 Mar, 19.15 11 Mar, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

8 Apr, 19.15 10 Apr, 19.15

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