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Trovatore 1985Tayside Opera

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For its first staging of Il trovatore, Tayside Opera, anticipating its popularity, scheduled six performances on successive nights. This placed tremendous demands on the four lead principals, though only the part of Manrico was double cast. The Leonora, Azucena and Luna must have found it a very demanding week. The performances also started strongly, with experienced performers taking the shorter roles of Ferrando and Inez.

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

David Button

Inez confidante of Leonora

Elizabeth Watson

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

Gelda Bell

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

William Dewar

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Roger Crook (Nov 4, 6, 8)

David Grieve (Nov 5, 7, 9)

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Elizabeth Kinnear

Old Gypsy

Walter Cairns


Iain Macpherson

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Philip Kearns

Performance DatesTrovatore 1985

Map List

Gardyne Theatre | Dundee

4 Nov, 19.30 5 Nov, 19.30 6 Nov, 19.30 7 Nov, 19.30 8 Nov, 19.30 9 Nov, 19.30

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