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Cenerentola 1972Scottish Opera for All

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This small-scale piano-accompanied production for Opera For All  was the second mounted by Scottish Opera, and had the same direction & design team responsible for the existing Traviata and Martha, as well as the recently-retired Don Pasquale. Perhaps more important, they had recently mounted the company's full-scale Traviata, and were working simultaneously on Scottish Opera's first full-scale staging of The Barber of Seville.

This production went on tour during the winter of 1971/72 in tandem with two shows intended to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott - Lucia di Lammermoor and The Fair Maid of Perth. Both these were distinct novelties within the Opera For All format.

The 1971 spring tour itinerary ended: 27 & 30 Jun, 2 Jul (Ledlanet).

Ten performances were given on the autumn tour. After the Christmas break, and the production had eight more dates (its last) between mid-January and early March 1972. They were: 11 Jan (Hamilton), 21 Jan (Kirkcudbright), 28 Jan (Newton Aycliffe), 5 Feb (Stanley), 11 Feb (Leicester), 18 Feb (Canterbury), 23 Feb (Bromsgrove), 1 Mar (King's Lynn).

This spring tour itinerary is from the Richard Telfer archive in Scottish Opera's collection. Cast details are to be confirmed, though may be predictable given the known performers for the other two operas. It seems likely that Malcolm Donnelly would have sung Dandini, with Dennis O'Neill and/or Geoffrey Shovelton as Ramiro.

Performance Cast

Clorinda daughter of Don Magnifico

Helen Roy

Tisbe Clorinda's sister

Alexandra Gordon

Angelina known as Cinderella, Magnifico's stepdaughter

Moyra Paterson

Alidoro Ramiro's tutor, a philosopher

Alan Windsor

Don Magnifico Baron of Montefiascone

Norman White

Performance DatesCenerentola 1972

Map List

Town House, Hamilton | Hamilton

11 Jan, 19.30

Kirkcudbright Academy | Kirkcudbright

21 Jan, 19.30

Marlowe Theatre | Canterbury

18 Feb, 19.30

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