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Entführung aus dem Serail 1972Sadler's Wells Opera

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This was the last time that Sadler’s Wells Opera toured to Scotland with a mixed repertoire. This production by John Copley, which had opened at the London Coliseum on 10 March 1971, was visually very attractive, with one of the most effective designs by Lazaridis in "traditional" mode. It was certainly a great improvement on the venerable staging brought from Berlin to the 1971 Festival. The two performances featured, on different nights, two of the best comic basses in the business in Michael Langdon and Richard Van Allan. Did anyone go to the show twice just to see them?

The schedule for the fortnight was:

Week commencing 24 April: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Seraglio; Wed Carmen; Thu Duke Bluebeard's Castle & Oedipus Rex; Fri Cav & Pag; Sat Twilight of the Gods.

Week commencing 1 May: Mon Carmen; Tue Duke Bluebeard & Oedipus; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Seraglio; Fri Carmen; Sat Twilight.

Cast details are from a programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Performance Cast

Belmonte a Spanish aristocrat

Kenneth Bowen

Osmin the Pasha's overseer

Richard Van Allan (Apr 25)

Michael Langdon (May 4)

Pedrillo Belmonte's servant

John Fryatt (Apr 25)

Charles Corp (May 4)

Konstanze a Spanish lady

Lois McDonall

Blonde Konstanze's English maid

Marion Studholme

Selim a Turkish Pasha

Conrad Phillips

Performance DatesEntführung aus dem Serail 1972

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

25 Apr, 19.00 4 May, 19.00

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