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Trovatore 1953Covent Garden Opera

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Even Covent Garden found it tempting to perform a popular favourite to end the visit on the Saturday night.

In these early post-war years the Covemt Garden company had not yet switched to singing in the original language - a policy that began around this time (led perhaps by the arrival of Maria Callas and Ebe Stignani to sing Norma in London).  Hilde Zadek sang several parts in English with the company.

The Empire Theatre in Edinburgh became unavailable for opera for most of the rest of the century, until converted at long last as the modern Edinburgh Festival Theatre.


Covent Garden Opera in Scotland - 1953

Edinburgh Empire, 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.

Cast as advertised.

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Michael Langdon

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Hilde Zadek

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Jess Walters

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

James Johnston

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Edith Coates

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

William McAlpine

Performance DatesTrovatore 1953

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