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Siegfried 1936Royal Opera

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The 'Royal Opera, Covent Garden', as they were styled on this occasion, visited Edinburgh for two weeks from 24 February to 7 March, described as a Grand Opera Festival. The producer was the London and Provincial Opera Society Ltd, in conjunction with the Imperial League of Opera. The company then moved through to Glasgow.

Repertoire included Il barbiere di Siviglia and La Bohème in Italian; Roméo et Juliette in French; and Der Freischütz, Tristan und Isolde and Siegfried in English.

Conductors listed were Sir Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Clarence Raybould, Robert Ainsworth and Eric Warr.

Our copy of the programme for 27 February has Roy Devereux written in as a replacement for Octave Dua as Mime.  Whether Dua was fit for the second performance is not yet known, though as Devereux later sang in Glasgow it may be that Dua dropped out altogether.

Performance Cast

Mime a Nibelung, Siegfried's fosterer

Roy Devereux (Feb 27; Mar 18)

Octave Dua (Mar 4)

Siegfried son of Siegmund and Sieglinde

Walter Widdop

Wanderer Wotan in disguise

Joseph Farrington

Alberich a Nibelung

Leyland White

Fafner disguised as a dragon

Robert Easton (Feb 27)

Leslie Horsman (Mar 18)


Barbara Lane 2

Erda mother of the Norns and Valkyries

Constance Willis

Brünnhilde now a mortal

Eva Turner

Performance DatesSiegfried 1936

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

27 Feb, 18.30 4 Mar, 18.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Mar, 18.30

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