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Fledermaus 2007Scottish Opera

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The 2006/07 season of Scottish Opera showed the company gradually recovering from the disastrous financial collapse that had led to the shut-down in 2005. The Edinburgh Festival featured a new work by Stuart MacRae and Simon Armitage called The Assassin Tree. This was a co-production with Covent Garden. The season proper consisted of four full scale productions. The new staging in the autumn was Handel's Tamerlano, with Lucia di Lammermoor in the spring. The two revivals were of successful McVicar stagings - Der Rosenkavalier in the autumn, with Madama Butterfly to follow. A small-scale tour saw a first attempt at producing Viennese operetta in this manner. Die Fledermaus had a nineteen-stop tour with piano accompaniment in the autumn, to be followed in April by ten performances with small orchestra. The spring also saw the regular tour of operatic scenes and arias - Essential Scottish Opera.

The Strauss music undoubtedly comes over more agreeably in this presentation for a small orchestra of Scottish Opera principals than in the bare bones of the piano reduction heard in the autumn. The cast remained as accomplished as before, with just one change (Falke) from the first run.

Performance Cast

Alfred an Italian tenor and admirer of Rosalinde

Benjamin Segal

Adele the Eisensteins' maid

Gail Johnston

Rosalinde wife of Eisenstein

Kate Valentine

Gabriel von Eisenstein

Damian Thantrey

Blind Eisenstein's lawyer

Christopher Turner

Falke a notary and friend of Eisenstein

Owen Gilhooly

Frank prison governor

Adrian Powter

Orlofsky a rich young Russian prince

Lise Christensen

Performance DatesFledermaus 2007

Map List

Town House, Hamilton | Hamilton

3 Apr, 19.30

Easterbrook Hall | Dumfries

5 Apr, 19.30

Town Hall, Elgin | Elgin, Moray

12 Apr, 19.30

Duthac Centre, Tain | Tain, Ross-shire

14 Apr, 19.30

Reid Hall | Forfar

19 Apr, 19.30

Corran Hall | Oban, Argyll

21 Apr, 19.30

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline | Dunfermline

24 Apr, 19.30

Albert Halls | Stirling

27 Apr, 19.30

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr | Ayr

3 May, 19.30

Tait Hall | Kelso

5 May, 19.30

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