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Don Pasquale 1970Scottish Opera for All

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This production was dominated by Bernard Culshaw's cheerful set - a series of seaside tent-like structures, easily shifted by two silent servants, who were dressed in equally cheerful Pierrot costumes.

When the company mounted its first full-scale Pasquale in 1972, Norman White played the Notary, and understudied the charismatic Michael Langdon in the title role. He was able to appear in a couple of performances that didn't fit Langdon's schedule. Josephine McQueen, as well as singing Violetta and Norina with Opera For All, appeared in Spring 1970 as Marzelline in Scottish Opera's new full-scale Fidelio.

Dates for the spring itinerary (including a supplementary week in June) were: 16 Jan (Glasgow), 20 Jan (Cowdenbeath), 24 Jan (Greenock), 27 Jan (South Shields, 29 Jan (Barnard Castle), 8 Feb (Stonyhurst), 16 Feb (Chester), 26 Feb (Todmorden), 3 Mar (Malvern), 10 Mar (King's Lynn), 17 Mar (Oundle), 19 Mar (London), 4 Jun (Dundee).

Performance Cast

Don Pasquale a wealthy, elderly bachelor

Norman White

Malatesta Pasquale's doctor and friend

Peter Lyon

Ernesto Pasquale's nephew

Alexander Morrison

Norina a young widow

Josephine McQueen

Carlo Malatesta's cousin, disguised as a Notary

Keith McDonald


Madeline Morrison

Jeremy Sutcliffe

Performance DatesDon Pasquale 1970

Map List

Stonyhurst College | Clitheroe, Lancashire

8 Feb, 19.30

Gateway Theatre, Chester | Chester

16 Feb, 19.30

Festival Theatre, Malvern | Malvern, Worcestershire

3 Mar, 19.30

Oundle School | Oundle, Peterborough

17 Mar, 19.30

Whitehall Theatre | Dundee

4 Jun, 19.30

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