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Faust 1965Sadler's Wells Opera

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Once upon a time Faust had played an important role in the Sadler's Wells repertoire, and Warwick Braithwaite must have conducted several dozen of those performances. By the sixties the work had dropped out of fashion, and eyebrows were raised when Anthony Besch directed an adventurously modernist staging for Scottish Opera in 1964. That was revived with equal success in 1966, and here, cheekily slotted between those two runs, came Sadler's Wells with a pair of performances, with some excellent singers.

Cast details are from a programme in Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Donald Pilley

Méphistophélès the devil

Don Garrard

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Lawrence Folley

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Kelvin Jones


Heather Thomson

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Mary Gilmore

Marthe a neighbour

Elisabeth Bergman

Performance DatesFaust 1965

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

1 Apr, 00.00

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Apr, 00.00

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