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Martha 1969Scottish Opera for All

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The 1969 Autumn tour by Scottish Opera's Opera for All group took three shows on the road, as usual, playing alternate nights with La traviata, Don Pasquale and Martha. The last piece, a charming comedy full of attractive melody, was already a rarity in 1969, and has since almost disappeared entirely. Perhaps surprisingly, none of the three Opera for All groups had tackled the work before, and this staging was brand new, having only opened earlier in October.

The tour itinerary includes performances as follows: 23 Oct (Perth), 28 Oct (Duns), 31 Oct (Dunoon), 21 Nov (Dornoch), 27 Nov (Aberdeen). Further dates to be added.

The three operas given were Don Pasquale, Martha and Traviata.

These three works were still in repertoire when the company returned to this area for a week at Dundee's Whitehall Theatre in June 1970, while Martha continued into 1971.

Performance Cast

Lady Harriet Durham Maid of Honour to Queen Anne

Heather Howson

Nancy maid to Lady Harriet

Moyra Paterson

Sir Tristram Mickleford Lady Harriet's cousin

Norman White

Plunkett a wealthy young farmer

Peter Lyon

Lionel Plunkett's foster-brother

Alexander Morrison

Sheriff of Richmond

Keith McDonald


Josephine McQueen

Performance DatesMartha 1969

Map List

Perth Theatre | Perth

23 Oct, 19.30

Volunteer Hall, Duns | Duns, Berwickshire

28 Oct, 19.30

Queen's Hall, Dunoon | Dunoon

31 Oct, 19.30

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