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Princess Ida 1937D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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While its very different style was perhaps a minority taste, Princess Ida could usually be given at least one performance during the course of a three week long stay at a major touring venue such as the King's, Edinburgh. On this occasion, the major point of interest is to see Ann Drummond-Grant, who sang the contralto roles later in her career (making memorable recordings of Katisha and Ruth), here performing the title-role, a demanding part for lyric soprano.

The cast is from our programme for 30 November.

Performance Cast

King Hildebrand

Sydney Granville

Hilarion Hildebrand's Son

John Dudley

Cyril Hilarion's Friend

John Dean

Florian Hilarion's Friend

Leslie Rands

King Gama

Martyn Green

Arac Gama's eldest son

Darrell Fancourt

Guron Gama's second son

Richard Walker

Scynthius Gama's third son

Radley Flynn

Princess Ida Gama's Daughter

Ann Drummond-Grant

Lady Blanche Professor of Abstract Science

Evelyn Gardiner

Lady Psyche Professor of Humanities, Florian's Sister

Margery Abbott

Melissa Lady Blanche's Daughter

Marjorie Eyre

Sacharissa a Girl Graduate

Kathleen Naylor

Chloe a Girl Graduate

Ivy Sanders

Ada a Girl Graduate

Marjorie Flinn

Performance DatesPrincess Ida 1937

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

30 Nov, 19.45

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