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Nozze di Figaro 1953Covent Garden Opera

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The clear novelty in this performance of Figaro is an early appearance by Joan Sutherland as the Countess, a role she would not pursue when she became an international superstar, following her appearance in Lucia di Lammermoor in 1959.  The role of Figaro would remain central to the career of Sir Geraint Evans over the next twenty years and more.


Covent Garden Opera in Scotland - 1953

Cast as advertised.

Week commencing Monday, 23 February:  Mon 23 Aïda;  Tue 24  Marriage of Figaro;  Wed 25  Tristan and Isolde;  Thu 26 Bohème;  Fri 27 Masked Ball;  Sat 28 m Bohème; Sat 28 e Trovatore.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Geraint Evans

Susanna the Countess's maid

Leonne Mills

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Howell Glynne

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Edith Coates

Cherubino the Count's page

Adèle Leigh

Count Almaviva

Jess Walters

Don Basilio a priest and music master

William McAlpine

Countess Almaviva

Joan Sutherland

Production Cast


James Gibson

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 1953

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Empire Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

24 Feb, 19.00

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