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Ernest Bryson (born Glasgow 1867; died 1942)


Ian Colvin.



First Performance: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 15 October 1926.



Bryson's only opera opened during the BNOC season in Glasgow and received its first London performance at Golder's Green Hippodrome on 7 December 1927. The opera takes place in Cape Town during the early eighteenth century, when the colony at the Cape of Good Hope is controlled by the Dutch East India Company.



Cornelis van Breda, owner of Oranjizicht (tenor)

Maurits Pasques de Chavonnes, Governor of the Cape (bass)

The Rev. Pieter Slotsboo, Predikand (baritone)

Capt. Dominique Pasques de Chavonnes (baritone)

A Leper, called Angria (bass-baritone)

Madam van Breda, mother of Cornelis (mezzo-soprano)

Marie van der Meer (soprano)

Senora Juanita de Castro (soprano)

Abdu, a fruit merchant (tenor)

The Cast

 a fruit merchant
Capt. Dominique Pasques de Chavonnes
Cornelis van Breda
 owner of Oranjizicht
 called Angria
Madam van Breda
 mother of Cornelis
Marie van der Meer
Maurits Pasques de Chavonnes
 Governor of the Cape
Rev. Pieter Slotsboo
Señora Juanita de Castro

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