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Zauberflöte 1967Sadler's Wells Opera

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Frank Hauser’s staging had opened at Sadler's Wells on 9 August 1967, making it one of the last new stagings there before the company decamped to the Coliseum a year later. It was adequate, but showed no great insights into the wonderful opera. It didn't last long in the repertoire before it was replaced by a very attractive Anthony Besch production in 1973.

This cast has a particularly strong team of women - the three ladies, Pamina and Queen all being leading company performers. Francis Egerton was a memorably entertaining character tenor, while Don Garrard was always an excellent Sarastro. John Brecknock makes an early appearance.

Cast details are from a programme for 23 October in the OperaScotland collection and 28 October in the ENO archive.

Performance Cast

Tamino a Prince

Alan Mayall

First Lady in attendance on the Queen

Janice Chapman

Second Lady in attendance on the Queen

Josephine Barstow

Third Lady in attendance on the Queen

Gillian Knight

Papageno a bird-catcher

Peter Tracey

Queen of Night

Rae Woodland

Monostatos a servant in the Temple

Francis Egerton

Pamina daughter of the Queen of Night

Margaret Curphey

First Boy

Phyllis Glavin

Second Boy

Elinor Dark

Third Boy

Gillian Goodwin

Speaker at the Temple

Eric Stannard

Sarastro High Priest of Isis and Osiris

Don Garrard

First Priest

John Brecknock

Second Priest

Eric Stannard

Papagena disguised as an old woman

Gillian Neason

First Armed Man

John Brecknock

Second Armed Man

Eric Stannard

Performance DatesZauberflöte 1967

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

23 Oct, 19.00 28 Oct, 19.00 2 Nov, 19.00

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