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Aïda 1963Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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In 1963, Glasgow Grand suddenly had a rival in the staging of large-scale opera - Scottish Opera were about to launch its own amateur chorus in a new production of Otello.

Undaunted, the Grand mounted the most popular of Verdi's large-scale works. Of course many of the singers were members of both bodies.

The rarity on the other three evenings was another Verdi work, his fifth opera, Ernani, probably not seen in Glasgow since Victorian times (though Sadler's Wells mounted it a couple of years later).

Cast details for Aïda and Ernani are from a copy of the programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Performance Cast

Ramfis High Priest

Jack White

Radamès Captain of the Guard

George Muir (Apr 22, 26)

Ernest Dodds (Apr 24, 27 m)

Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt

May Dalglish

Aïda an Ethiopian slave

Maureene McMahon (Apr 22, 26)

Dorothy Miller (Apr 24, 27 m)

King of Egypt

James Veitch


James Wood


Maureen McGhee

Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda

James O'Neill (Apr 22, 26)

Ian Martin Will (Apr 24, 27 m)

Performance DatesAïda 1963

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Apr, 19.15 24 Apr, 19.15 26 Apr, 19.15 27 Apr, 14.00

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