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Barbiere di Siviglia 1972Scottish Opera

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Ian Watt-Smith's cheerful, minimalist 1971 production of The Barber settled neatly into the touring repertoire with several cast changes slotting into place. It was not seen at the first and fifth venues of the spring tour, Stirling and Perth.

Catherine Wilson had previously sung Rosina with Sadler's Wells, at the beginning of her career as a mezzo. She now usually sang soprano roles - which version did she choose this time?

The July week at the Edinburgh Lyceum allowed it to play in repertoire with the other Beaumarchais staging - the first revival of Anthony Besch's excellent Figaro production.

Performance Cast

Fiorello servant of the Count

John Lawson Graham

Figaro a barber

Michael Maurel

Count Almaviva

David Hillman (Exc Mar 28, 29)

John Robertson (Mar 28, 29)

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Anne Howells (Mar 28,29; Apr 4,11,13)

Patricia Hay (May10, 16, 26; Jun)

Catherine Wilson (May 22; Jul 25, 27)

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Elfego Esparza

Ambrogio Bartolo's servant

Alan Windsor (Exc Jul 25, 27)

Anthony Feltham (Jul 25, 27)

Berta Bartolo's housekeeper

Judith Pierce

Don Basilio a singing teacher

William McCue


John Lawson Graham


Ian Westrip

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1972

Map List

Grand Theatre, Leeds | Leeds

28 Mar, 19.00 29 Mar, 19.00

Royal Court Theatre | Liverpool

4 Apr, 19.00

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

11 Apr, 19.00 13 Apr, 19.00

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 May, 19.00 16 May, 19.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

22 May, 19.00 26 May, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

7 Jun, 19.00 10 Jun, 19.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

25 Jul, 19.00 27 Jul, 19.00

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