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Nozze di Figaro 1950Covent Garden Opera

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There are several notable features of this Figaro. Firstly Sir Geraint Evans is playing the title role in Scotland for the first time. He continued to keep the part in his repertoire until near the end of his career, and directed himself in the Edinburgh Festival production in 1975 and '76.

The production side of the enterprise is also important with the whole directed by an embryonic genius, the great Peter Brook. The dances were arranged by John Cranko. Conductor Peter Gellhorn worked for several years at Covent Garden and then at Glyndebourne. In Scotland his contribution to the Ledlanet Nights festivals is also of importance.

The cast for Saturday evening, 22 April, is from a programme in the OperaScotland collection. Two changes of cast are hand-written. Ernest Davies replaced Rhydderch Davies as Antonio. Dennis Stephenson played Don Basilio in place of the famous Scottish character tenor Murray Dickie.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Geraint Evans

Susanna the Countess's maid

Dora Lindgren

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Howell Glynne

Cherubino the Count's page

Adele Leigh

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Jean Watson

Count Almaviva

Jess Walters

Don Basilio a priest and music master

Dennis Stephenson

Countess Almaviva

Sylvia Fisher

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

Ernest Davies

Don Curzio a lawyer

David Tree

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Iris Kells

First Peasant Girl

Norah Cannell

Second Peasant Girl

Vera Evans

Dancer

Vera Winton

Brenda Averty

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 1950

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Empire Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Apr, 19.00

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