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Bartered Bride 1957Sadler's Wells Opera

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On its first tour to Scotland since 1944, the Sadler’s Wells company ventured north of the central belt for the first time, giving a week of performances in both Aberdeen and Dundee. Their success was such that those two cities immediately became annual fixtures on the touring schedule.

The Bartered Bride was a popular piece at this time – really the only Czech opera to be given in Britain with any regularity. This cast contains several singers who would become familiar to Scottish audiences. The conductor was a Scot whose career was spent largely introducing musicals to the West End. And lurking among the clowns and dancers are a very young (17?) Christopher Gable, soon to become a leading dancer with the Royal Ballet, later a highly-regarded actor, and finally the Director of Northern Ballet Theatre in Manchester, as well as Sir Peter Wright, later to be director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Performance DatesBartered Bride 1957

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

6 Apr, 19.30

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

13 Apr, 19.15

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Apr, 14.30 27 Apr, 19.30

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