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Aïda 1927British National Opera Company

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Aida was now one of the most popular works in the repertoire, attested to by the fact that it was performed on the Saturday night in all four major Scottish cities.

While the production as a whole seems to have been thoroughly enjoyed by the critics, the star was considered the great dramatic tenor Walter Widdop. William Michael was scheduled to sing iat all venues but was indisposed when the tour came to Dundee. The company's two leading basses shared Ramfis, and conducting duties were also split during the tour.

Cast details are taken from an Edinburgh programme in NLS and reviews in the Dundee Evening Telegraph & Post, Dundee Courier & Advertiser, as well as advertisements.

Performance Cast

Ramfis High Priest

Robert Radford (Oct 22)

William Anderson (Oct 29)

Norman Allin (Nov 5)

Radamès Captain of the Guard

Walter Widdop (Oct 22; Nov 5)

Parry Jones (Oct 29)

Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt

Constance Willis (Oct 22, 29; Nov 5)

Aïda an Ethiopian slave

May Blyth Oct 22, 29; Nov 5)

King of Egypt

William Anderson (Oct 22; Nov 5)

Philip Bertram (Oct 29)


Liddell Peddieson


Doris Lemon

Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda

William Michael (Oct 22)

Percy Heming (Oct 29; Nov 5)


Olive Joyner

Performance DatesAïda 1927

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Oct, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Oct, 19.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

29 Oct, 19.00

King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

5 Nov, 19.00

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