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Pagliacci 1929Edinburgh Opera Company

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In a week-long season of opera, Pagliacci was mounted for a single performance as a vehicle for star Scottish tenor Joseph Hislop, with the support of conductor John Barbirolli. Neither took part in the first part of the evening, a performance of Gluck's Orfeo. They joined up on the Monday and Saturday for La bohème. The other four slots during the week were devoted to the premiere of The Bride of Dionysus by Professor Donald Tovey.

As with the Puccini performances, Hislop sang in Italian, while all around him the performance was given in English.

Data is taken from a framed display in the foyer of the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Performance Cast

Tonio a player

Stanley Budd

Canio leader of the players

Joseph Hislop

Nedda Canio's wife

Margaret Murray

Beppe a player

Andrew Simpson

Silvio a villager

John Mathewson

Performance DatesPagliacci 1929

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Empire Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

24 Apr, 19.15

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