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Götterdämmerung 1972Sadler's Wells Opera

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On what would be the last visit by Sadler’s Wells Opera to Edinburgh, they brought two performances of their new production of Twilight of the Gods to attract people who had been unable to get in to either of the Glasgow performances given by Scottish Opera the previous December. The production had opened at the London Coliseum on 29 January 1971, and was the only element of the Ring to go on national tour before the whole cycle was performed in mid-1973. Rita Hunter, Alberto Remedios and Clifford Grant were all in majestic form. The original announcement had Alexander Gibson named as conductor, providing a further link with the Scottish Opera production, but that idea was dropped before the tour got under way.

The schedule for the fortnight was:

Week commencing 24 April: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Seraglio; Wed Carmen; Thu Duke Bluebeard's Castle & Oedipus Rex; Fri Cav & Pag; Sat Twilight of the Gods.

Week commencing 1 May: Mon Carmen; Tue Duke Bluebeard & Oedipus; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Seraglio; Fri Carmen; Sat Twilight.

Cast details are  from a programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Performance Cast

First Norn

Ann Howard

Second Norn

Sheila Rex

Third Norn

Judith Turner

Brünnhilde Siegfried's lover

Rita Hunter


Alberto Remedios

Gunther a Gibichung

Norman Welsby

Hagen son of Alberich

Clifford Grant

Gutrune a Gibichung, Gunther's sister

Margaret Curphey

Waltraute a Valkyrie, Brünnhilde's sister

Katherine Pring

Alberich a Nibelung

Derek Hammond Stroud

Woglinde a Rhinemaiden

Lois McDonall

Wellgunde a Rhinemaiden

Ann Hood

Flosshilde a Rhinemaiden

Georgetta Psaros

Performance DatesGötterdämmerung 1972

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 Apr, 16.30 6 May, 16.30

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