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Bartered Bride 1951Dundee Operatic Society

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Performances of Smetana's sparkling comedy were still very rare in Scotland, and it had not been done outside the central belt, so it was a challenging choice for Dundee Operatic. Theee three performances alternated with an even more unusual lighter work in the form of Katinka. This was a 1915 vintage musical comedy from the pen of Rudolf Friml. The society's enterprise was rewarded, with a total audience of over 10,000 attending during the week.

Cast details are from a review in the Dundee Courier and Advertiser.

Performance Cast

Krušina a peasant

Joseph Kerwin

Ludmila Krušina's wife

Constance Foster

Mařenka daughter of Krušina and Ludmila

Mary Cairns

Tobias Mícha a prosperous peasant farmer

Gordon Angus

Háta Micha's second wife

Mina Norrie

Vašek son of Mícha and Háta

Colin Bowman

Jeník Micha's son by his first wife

David Holman

Kecal a marriage broker

George Ogilvie


Mr W S Purves

Esmeralda a dancer

Catherine Kiddie

Indian a circus artist

David Forrester

Performance DatesBartered Bride 1951

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Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

12 Mar, 19.30 14 Mar, 19.30 16 Mar, 19.30

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