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Fledermaus 1989Scottish Opera

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The revival did seem very tired compared to the original run. Mauceri conducted with style, and several of the first-cast singers returned. Not enough rehearsal? Not enough performances? Reasons why something in opera doesn’t work can be intangible. Only five performances were given in not much more than a week - two before New Year, a further three afterwards.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey had made a lot of changes to his English version, so Alfred bacame Fred B Caruso, Dr Blind was Marcus Blynde QC, a Glasgow lawyer, Frank became Farquhar 'late of Nissan UK, prison governor' and so on. Orlofsky was simply the Prince, a young and very successful entrepreneur, while Ros was editor of a glossy mag.


Scottish Opera's Season -1989/90

The 1989/90 season of Scottish Opera included new productions of Salome,  La forza del destinoCosì fan tutte,  The Merry WidowThe Threepenny Opera and Duke Bluebeard's Castle.  The revivals were Oedipux Rex (partnering Bluebeard),  Madam Butterfly,  Die Fledermaus and Jen┼»fa.  There was an Opera-Go-Round tour of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana (in that order).

Performance Cast

Adele the Eisensteins' maid

Amy Burton

Rosalinde wife of Eisenstein

Sheila Smith

Alfred an Italian tenor and admirer of Rosalinde

Howard Haskin

Gabriel von Eisenstein

Richard Greager

Blind Eisenstein's lawyer

Ian McKinven

Falke a notary and friend of Eisenstein

Gordon Sandison

Frank prison governor

William McCue

Ida Adele's sister

Katy Morrell

Ivan Orlofsky's servant

John Beazley

Orlofsky a rich young Russian prince

George Mosley

Frosch prison warder

Graham de Banzie

Performance DatesFledermaus 1989

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

29 Dec, 19.15 30 Dec, 19.15

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