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Aïda 1955Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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Glasgow Grand had mounted Aïda twice before, but not since the war, and this staging was rather upstaged, at least in anticipation, by the other work on show. The rarity this year was the Scottish premiere of Verdi's equally monumental French grand opera, The Sicilian Vespers, celebrating its centenary. Of this cast, George McClements was the only one to sing in both operas, singing the leading bass part of Procida on the other evenings. Winifried Busfield was a reputable teacher at the RSAMD in Glasgow.

Performance Cast

Ramfis High Priest

James Kinloch

Radamès Captain of the Guard

Frank Sale

Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt

Winifred Busfield

Aïda an Ethiopian slave

Louise Mason

King of Egypt

George McClements


Harry Ireland


Jean Buchanan

Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda

Montague Stoller

Performance DatesAïda 1955

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Apr, 19.15 28 Apr, 19.15 30 Apr, 14.00

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