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Traviata 1979Tayside Opera

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The previous year had seen the company transfer from the 700 seat Whitehall Theatre to the new, lavishly-appointed College of Education venue, with half the seating capacity. A more intimate venue meant full houses, but also an increase in the number of performances, and this week made huge demands on the principals.

John Lawson Graham had many years experience singing with Scottish Opera, and had also been doubling as a staff producer for several seasons. He had not, however, had the opportunity to direct a staging from the start.

Performance Cast

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Mary Timmons

Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo

David Button

Doctor Grenvil

Ron Macdonald

Flora Bervoix Violetta's friend

Elizabeth Watson

Marquis d' Obigny

Stuart Carr

Gaston Vicomte de Letorières, a man about town

James Gray

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Alan Borthwick

Annina Violetta's maid

Meg Peebles

Giuseppe Violetta's servant

George Ives

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

William Dewar

Commissar in Flora's household

George Gordon

Servant in Flora's household

Geoffrey Yates

Performance DatesTraviata 1979

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College of Education Theatre | Dundee

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