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Gondoliers 1991D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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This was a bright and breezy production of the late G & S piece. The costumes were essentially traditional 18th century, with one or two eccentricities, such as the Duchess's exposed panniers. The sets were essentially postcard-style views of Venice leaning at an angle, and very brightly coloured. Tim Hopkins kept things lively without damaging any sense of the tradition also being kept alive.

Musically it was strong, with John Pryce-Jones, formerly Head of Music with Scottish Opera, a vigorous conductor. The men were particularly good. David Fieldsend and Alan Oke had started their careers with Scottish Opera, and it was good to see them return. John Rath was an imposing and successful Don Alhambra, while Richard Suart was already a matchless interpreter of the famous comic roles.

Further dates to be added (this was the Saturday matinee at the end of the week).

Performance Cast

Fiametta a contadina

Yvonne Patrick

Francesco a gondolier

David Cavendish

Giulia a contadina

Elizabeth Elliott

Antonio a gondolier

Tim Morgan

Giorgio a gondolier

Toby Barrett

Vittoria a contadina

Pamela Baxter

Marco Palmieri a Venetian Gondolier

David Fieldsend

Giuseppe Palmieri a Venetian Gondolier

Alan Oke

Gianetta a Contadina

Lesley Echo Ross.

Tessa a Contadina

Madeleine Mitchell

Duke of Plaza-Toro a Grandee of Spain

Richard Suart

Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Jill Pert

Casilda daughter of the Duke and Duchess

Bethan Dudley

Luiz the Duke's Attendant

Philip Creasy

Don Alhambra del Bolero the Grand Inquisitor

John Rath

Inez the King's Foster-mother

Claire Kelly

Performance DatesGondoliers 1991

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

27 Apr, 14.30

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