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Gondoliers 1933D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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This final night of the three week Glasgow stay in February and March saw an excellent cast in The Gondoliers, many of whom had appeared in the matinee of Yeomen of the Guard. Sir Henry Lytton was an exception, just a few months short of retirement. The Duke must have been a favourite role - he'd been singing it since 1890.

Cast from the OperaScotland copy of the day's programme.

In October the company returned for a two week stint. This time The Gondoliers was played at the first Saturday matinee, and the programme only covers that matinee, not the evening's Mikado cast.

The repertoire for those two autumn weeks, commencing Monday 23 October, was:

First week: Mon Mikado; Tue Gondoliers; Wed Iolanthe; Thu Patience; Fri Cox and Box & Pinafore; Sat mat Gondoliers; Sar eve Mikado.

Second Week: Mon Yeomen; Tue Ruddigore; Wed Princess Ida; Thu Trial & Pirates; Fri Gondoliers; Sat mat Mikado; Sat eve Yeomen.

Performance Cast

Fiametta a Contadina

Doreen Denny

Francesco a Venetian Gondolier

Robert Wilson

Giulia a Contadina

Margaret O'Brien

Antonio a Venetian Gondolier

Richard Walker

Giorgio a Venetian Gondolier

Radley Flynn (Mar)

Charles Cornford (Oct)

Vittoria a Contadina

Elizabeth Nickell-Lean

Marco Palmieri a Venetian Gondolier

Charles Goulding

Giuseppe Palmieri a Venetian Gondolier

Leslie Rands

Tessa a Contadina

Marjorie Eyre

Gianetta a Contadina

Muriel Dickson

Duke of Plaza-Toro a Grandee of Spain

Henry Lytton (Mar)

Martyn Green (Oct)

Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Dorothy Gill

Alice Hynd (Oct 28 m)

Casilda daughter of the Duke and Duchess

Kathleen Frances (Mar)

Eileen Moody (Oct, Nov)

Luiz the Duke's Attendant

John Dean

Don Alhambra del Bolero the Grand Inquisitor

Sydney Granville


T Penry Hughes

Inez the King's Foster-mother

Gwladys Gowrie

Beti Lloyd-Jones (Oct 28 m)

Performance DatesGondoliers 1933

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

4 Mar, 19.30 24 Oct, 19.30 28 Oct, 14.00 3 Nov, 19.30

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