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Pearl Fishers 1962Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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Glasgow Grand had only done The Pearl Fishers once before, in 1950 when it was the rarity performed in tandem with Carmen. This time it was partnered with another relative rarity in Lucia di Lammermoor, recently restored to respectability by Callas and Sutherland.

This cast is particularly notable for the young tenor appearing as Nadir. John Robertson was to be involved with Scottish Opera from the outset and would enjoy a lengthy professional career with the company.

The Scottish National Orchestra had been in the pit for Glasgow Grand performances for decades past, but their increasingly busy schedule would soon make this impossible, not least because June 1962 saw them play for the first performances of Scottish Opera, in Madama Butterfly and Pelléas et Mélisande.

Performance Cast

Nadir a fisherman, friend of Zurga

John Robertson

Zurga leader of the fishermen

Jack Henry

Léïla a priestess of Brahma

Dorothy Miller (Apr 9, 13)

Maureene McMahon (Apr 11, 14 m)

Nourabad High Priest of Brahma

Alex Penman

Performance DatesPearl Fishers 1962

Map List

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

9 Apr, 19.15 11 Apr, 19.15 13 Apr, 19.15 14 Apr, 14.00

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