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Alcina 2003Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)

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Alcina has not been performed in Scotland anything like as often as it deserves. Perhaps this staging by the experienced William Relton was seen as an antidote to the controversial one that had appeared at the Edinburgh Festival a couple of years before. In any event, Christian Curnyn was already showing himself to be an expert baroque stylist. Clearly the Academy had a superb team of sopranos at this time, with two alternating in the title role as well as a third singing Morgana.

Performance Cast

Bradamante a lady, betrothed to Ruggiero and disguised

Dörte Högner

Melisso tutor to Bradamante

Byron Watson

Morgana Alcina's sister and Oronte's lover

Gail Johnston

Alcina an enchantress in love with Ruggiero

Henriika Gröndahl (May 3, 7)

Elizabeth Atherton (May 5, 9)

Ruggiero a knight enslaved to Alcina

Susan Atherton

Oberto a youth

Edel Shannon

Oronte commander of Alcina's forces

Ólafur Rúnarsson

Performance DatesAlcina 2003

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New Athenaeum Theatre | Glasgow

3 May, 19.15 5 May, 19.15 7 May, 19.15 9 May, 19.15

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