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Idomeneo, Re di Creta 1973Ledlanet Nights

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Ledlanet continued its ambitious record of mounting operas which at the time were unknown in Scotland - it was twenty years since the Glyndebourne production had come to Edinburgh.

The cast as usual contained a mixture of experienced artists and relative novices, of whom Dennis O'Neill is the most outstanding example. He had already appeared at this venue as a notable tenor soloist in the rarely played Beethoven oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives.

Perhaps the most memorable contribution came from the young Trinidadian mezzo Sandra Browne as Idamante, in her only Scottish operatic appearances - though she did come back the following month for a performance of Gerontius in Edinburgh.

Performance Cast

Ilia a Trojan princess, daughter of Priam

Laureen Livingstone

Idamante son of Idomeneo

Sandra Browne

Elettra daughter of Agamemnon

Gwenyth Annear

Idomeneo King of Crete

John Kingsley Smith

Arbace Idomeneo's confidant

John Lawson Graham

High Priest of Neptune

Dennis O'Neill

Voice of Neptune

John Lawson Graham

Performance DatesIdomeneo, Re di Creta 1973

Map List

Ledlanet | Kinross-shire

26 Sep, 19.30 28 Sep, 19.30 29 Sep, 19.30 3 Oct, 19.30 5 Oct, 19.30 6 Oct, 19.30

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