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Barbiere di Siviglia 1966Sadler's Wells Opera

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The three week Scottish tour starting on 21 March 1966 took in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. All three cities saw the Flying Dutchman, Hansel and Gretel and the Thieving Magpie. However, the new Figaro production had already been seen in Glasgow the previous November, so it was replaced by these two performances of the popular 1960 staging of the Barber.

The Herald review said that it was an excellent ensemble performance, in which Noel Mangin and Patricia Kern were particularly praiseworthy.

Cast details are from a programme in the Opera Scotland archive.

Performance Cast

Fiorello servant of the Count

Peter Tracey

Count Almaviva

Louis Browne

Figaro a barber

Julian Moyle

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Patricia Kern

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Denis Dowling

Berta Bartolo's housekeeper

Sheila Rex

Ambrogio Bartolo's servant

Valerio Martinez

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Noel Mangin


Paul Janssen


Alan Morrell

Alcalde Mayor

Graham Nicholls

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1966

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

5 Apr, 19.00 9 Apr, 19.00

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