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Bohème 1976Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera's second Theatre Royal subscription season (1976-77) again consisted of ten varied operas. It opened with a revival of the successful Ebert staging of La bohème. This was followed by Confessions of a Justified Sinner (new in the summer), The Magic Flute, Don Pasquale, Macbeth, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Merry Widow, Fidelio, The Rape of Lucretia and Jenůfa.

Most of the Puccini principals were familiar - George Shirley from the original 1967 run, the others from more recent performances. It has to be said that this particular attic seemed to be largely the abode of mature students, a common problem with this work. Marie Slorach was a notable newcomer, though would be more naturally suited to Mimì.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

George Shirley

Marcello a painter

Delme Bryn-Jones

Colline a philosopher

William McCue

Schaunard a musician

Gordon Sandison

Benoit the students' landlord

Norman White

Mimì a seamstress

Joanna Bruno

Parpignol a toy vendor

Peter Bodenham

Musetta a grisette

Marie Slorach

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Norman White

Custom-house Sergeant

David Scrivens


Gerald Blakely

Performance DatesBohème 1976

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

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