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Saint of Bleecker Street 2006Edinburgh Grand Opera

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Edinburgh Grand had, in recent seasons, produced the occasional work from outside the standard repertoire. However it was over twenty years since their last Scottish premiere (Puccini's Le Villi in 1985). Menotti had for many years lived a short distance outside Edinburgh, and the rare stagings of his work at the Edinburgh Festival had proved extremely popular. This is considered to be one of his best pieces, and certainly it came up very well in this excellent production. A large orchestra and chorus, with the major roles double-cast, made this a highly ambitious project. It was only regrettable that the composer himself was at his second home in Spoleto and too frail to travel to see it.

Performance Cast


Janet de Vigne (Mar 15, 17)

Mary Oliver (Mar 16, 18)

Michele Annina's brother

Alexander Anderson-Hall (Mar 15, 17)

Paul Featherstone (Mar 16, 18)

Desideria Michele's mistress

Helen Brown (Mar 15, 17)

Alison Barton (Mar 16, 18)

Carmela Annina's best friend

Emma Morwood (Mar 15, 17)

Jessica Smith (Mar 16, 18)

Don Marco a priest

Ivor Klayman

Maria Corona a newspaper vendor

Alison Beck

Maria Corona's dumb son

Philip Moynihan

Assunta a neighbour

Damaris Chalmers

Salvatore a neighbour, Carmela's fiancé

Christopher Young

Young Man

Andrew Fraser

Young Woman

Ginny Wilson

Wedding Guest

Andrew Fraser

Performance DatesSaint of Bleecker Street 2006

Map List

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

15 Mar, 19.15 16 Mar, 19.15 17 Mar, 19.15 18 Mar, 19.15

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