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Manon 2001English Touring Opera

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After several years of mounting its own productions of operas by Mozart, Gluck and Britten, officials of the Ferth Festival decided the costs were no longer tenable. The best possible result came out of this, in that someone realised that English Touring Opera's spring season was reaching its climax at just the right time, their productions were of the right scale for Perth's theatre, and they had not until then worked in Scotland. An agreement was reached so that for the next decade and more ETO would bring two operas to play before two or three packed houses.

The first year brought The Magic Flute, a work seen frequently in recent years, but it opened with a most unusual work, in Massenet's Manon, not seen in Scotland for nearly half a century. The staging was a remarkably effective and economical one, given that this work was generally considered rather a complicated and expensive piece to stage.

Performance Cast

Guillot de Morfontaine Finance Minister

Peter Van Hulle

De Br├ętigny a nobleman

Benjamin Bland

Poussette an actress

Rachel Luxon

Javotte an actress

Caroline Childe

Rosette an actress

Tamsin Dalley

Lescaut a Guards officer, Manon's cousin

Howard Quilla Croft

Manon Manon Lescaut

Kate Ladner

Chevalier des Grieux

Andrew Burden

Comte des Grieux the Chevalier's father

Dean Robinson

Performance DatesManon 2001

Map List

Perth Theatre | Perth

25 May, 19.30

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