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Manon 1927British National Opera Company

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Manon was in danger of dropping from the repertoire when this successful new production was mounted, largely at the behest of Sir Thomas Beecham. Des Grieux became one of Heddle Nash's best roles, and he and Dennis Noble recorded it for a BBC broadcast a decade later (by which time the baritone was singing the bigger role of Lescaut).

This cast is taken from a copy of the Dundee programme as well as one for 21 October in Edinburgh City Library..

Performance Cast

Guillot de Morfontaine Finance Minister

Sydney Russell

De Br├ętigny a nobleman

Ralph Humble (Oct 21)

Dennis Noble (Nov 3)

Poussette an actress

Doris Lemon

Javotte an actress

Marjorie Parry

Rosette an actress

Frances Frost


Bernard Ross

Lescaut a Guards officer, Manon's cousin

Herbert Langley (Oct 21)

Percy Heming (Nov 3)

Manon Manon Lescaut

Marguerite Anderson

Chevalier des Grieux

Heddle Nash

Comte des Grieux the Chevalier's father

Philip Bertram


Jessie Mitchell

Performance DatesManon 1927

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

4 Oct, 19.15

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

13 Oct, 19.15 21 Oct, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

26 Oct, 19.15

King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

3 Nov, 19.15

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