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Sorochintsy Fair 1941Russian Opera and Ballet Company

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These Edinburgh performances, in the course of an extensive tour,of Sorochintsy Fair as completed by Tcherepnin, involved the Scottish premiere. The great Russian soprano Oda Slobodskaya was a hugely popular star over many years of living in London, and she and Fistoulari had both moved on by the time the production reached Glasgow a year later.

This very abbreviated cast list is as reviewed in The Scotsman. Many of the roles were double-cast for the tour. The production names, with the exception of Fistoulari, are from a programme for the 1942 Glasgow visit, in the Mitchell Library collection.

Performance Cast

Tcherevik a villager

Arsène Kirillov (Nov 24)

Parassia Tcherevik's daughter

Daria Bayan (Nov 24)

Khivria Tcherevik's wife, Parassia's stepmother

Oda Slobodskaya (Nov 24)

Gritzko a youth

Edward Boleslawski

Performance DatesSorochintsy Fair 1941

Map List

Empire Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

24 Nov, 19.00 25 Nov, 19.00 26 Nov, 19.00 27 Nov, 19.00 28 Nov, 19.00 29 Nov, 14.00 29 Nov, 19.00

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