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Così fan tutte 1934Chanticleer Opera Company

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Played before an enthusiastic audience of five hundred, this was the Scottish premiere of one of Mozart's greatest operas. The accompaniment was arranged for two pianos. There was a chorus of four, and the performance was abridged. With these forces, it sounds very like performances of the work that Scottish Opera have sent on small-scale tours in recent years. Even then, it was clearly a suitable work for well-schooled students to cut their teeth on.

Cast details are taken from the Scotsman review, with details of the pianists and producers from other newspapers, including Bristol, where the company had toured a couple of months earlier. Some of the singers changed during the tour.

Around this time, the first performance in Scotland of Mozart's Idomeneo also took place - see details here.

Performance Cast

Ferrando a young army officer

Edwin Ziegler

Guglielmo another officer, Ferrando's friend

Fergus Dunlop

Don Alfonso a middle-aged bachelor

William Worsley

Fiordiligi a young lady from Ferrara, engaged to Guglielmo

Kate Jackson

Dorabella Fiordiligi's sister, engaged to Ferrando

Gillian Hume

Despina maidservant to the sisters

Sybil Evers

Performance DatesCosì fan tutte 1934

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Nelson Hall | Edinburgh

13 Feb, 00.00

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