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Elegy for Young Lovers 1975Scottish Opera

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Henze's excellent and gripping staging of Elegy was revived for a final run of seven performances as part of a continental tour. This began in Lisbon before moving on to Germany for performances in Stuttgart and Nürnberg/Fürth, where John Robertson was required to go on for one of the last performances.

The other production taken was The Turn of the Screw, which also received a performance at Leverkusen just a few weeks before that opera house burned down.

Performance Cast

Elisabeth Zimmer mistress of Mittenhofer

Jill Gomez

Hilda Mack a widow

Catherine Gayer

Carolina, Gräfin von Kirchstetten Mittenhofer's secretary

Sona Cervena

Toni Reischmann the doctor's son

David Fieldsend

John Robertson (1 perf)

Gregor Mittenhofer a poet

John Shirley-Quirk

Dr Wilhelm Reischmann Mittenhofer's medical adviser

Lawrence Richard

Joseph Mauer a mountain guide

Norman White

Performance DatesElegy for Young Lovers 1975

Map List

Teatro São Carlos | Lisbon

10 Jan, 00.00 12 Jan, 00.00 13 Jan, 00.00

Staatstheater | Stuttgart

18 Jan, 00.00

Stadttheater Fürth | Nürnberg

20 Jan, 00.00 22 Jan, 00.00 23 Jan, 00.00

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