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Traviata 1969Scottish Opera for All

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Scottish Opera had still, at this point, not given a mainstage production of Traviata, but this Opera for All production had an extensive tour in repertoire with Don Pasquale and Martha. The director and designers were also responsible for the full-scale staging introduced at the end of the following year. William Elvin didn't sing much with Scottish Opera in later years, but worked frequently at Covent Garden.

This cast is from the programme for the performances in Perth.   The three operas given were Don Pasquale, Martha and Traviata.

On this tour, there were performances as follows (further dates to be confirmed): 21 & 24 Oct (Perth), 27 Oct (Melrose), 3 Nov (Oban), 6 Nov (Hamilton), 13 Nov (Forfar), 22 Nov (Invergordon), 25 Nov (Forres).

These three productions stayed together through to the summer of 1970, and the Traviata and Martha stagings were still being played (in rep with Rossini's Cinderella) in the summer of 1971.

Performance Cast

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Josephine McQueen

Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo

Peter Lyon

Doctor Grenvil

Norman White

Flora Bervoix Violetta's friend

Moyra Paterson

Marquis d' Obigny

Jeremy Sutcliffe

Gaston Vicomte de Letorières, a man about town

Alexander Morrison

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Keith McDonald

Annina Violetta's maid

Heather Howson

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

William Elvin

Performance DatesTraviata 1969

Map List

Perth Theatre | Perth

21 Oct, 19.30 24 Oct, 19.30

Corran Hall | Oban, Argyll

3 Nov, 19.30

Reid Hall | Forfar

13 Nov, 19.30

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