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Sadler's Wells Opera

Based at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.

Previous productions
Ochestra, Chorus and Opera Ballet lists

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Previous productions:

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19311st performance of Rigoletto
Sadler's Wells Theatre
12th December 19341st performance of Eugene Onegin
Sadler's Wells Theatre
15th January 19601st performance of Oedipus Rex
Sadler's Wells Theatre
25th April 19601st performance of The Nightingale
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Friday 4th November 1960 (alongside OR)3rd performance of The Nightingale
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Friday 4th November 1960 (alongside TN)10th performance of Oedipus Rex
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Friday 4th November 1960The Barber Of Seville
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Friday 24th November 1961140th performance of Rigoletto
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Friday 19th January 196258th performance of Eugene Onegin
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Friday 19th January 1962Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Saturday 19th February 19667th performance of The Thieving Magpie
Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Sadler's Wells Orchestra/Chorus/Opera Ballet
1960-1961 Season
1961-1962 Season
1965-1966 Season

1960-1961 Season
(As at 4th November 1960)

Orchestra
InstrumentPlayed By
LeaderJohn Ludlow
First ViolinRuby Hurn, Brian Thomas, Christine Riddoch, Anne Wainwright, Stephen Jaray, Edward Vella, Ysobel Danks, Martin Woolf
Second ViolinIan Lensky, Thomas Cromwell, Cyril Bird, Jillian Elliff, Brian Hale, Leonard Worsley, Sidney Hunt, Cecily van Geldren
ViolaDonald Clisby, Pearl Keiller, Judith Pullen-Baker, Brian Masters, David Melliard
CelloPeter Willison, Ruth East, Stanley Borland, Phyllis Geeson.
Bass Archie Walton, Harry Collier, Clifford Petts.
FluteWilliam Bennett, Roger Rostron, Arthur Swanson.
OboePhilip Jones, Geoffrey Wareham, Stephen Nagy.
ClarinetThomas Kelly, Peter Allen, Roy Jowitt.
BassoonReginald Rayson, Michael Boyle, John Alker.
HornTimothy Reynish, Ronald Yeowell, George Joyce, Guy Woolfenden
TrumpetMichael Clothier, Norman Archibald, Frank Wilson.
TromboneJames Ketchen, James Lea, Frank Mills.
TubaCharles Luxon
TympaniAlbert Setty
PercussionThomas Harris
HarpStanley Morrison
Chorus
Voice TypeSingers
Chorus MasterDavid Tod-Boyd
SopranosIrene Carpenter, Antonia Child, Joan Davies, Jean Dent, Sybil Hambleton, Sheila Hardie, Gwynneth Jenkins, Catherine Leskie, Jean Mountford, Dorothy Nash, Joan Smalley, Angela Wheeldon
Mezzo-SopranosHazel Chapman, Joan Clarkson, Dilys Davies, Elizabeth Howarth, Gloria Jennings, Janet Laggat, Margaret Morris, Patricia Purcell, Ruth Roberts, Elizabeth Thomas, Barbara Unwin
TenorsWilliam Booth, Frank Brooke, Kenneth Byles, John Chorley, John Delaney, Neville Griffiths, Haydn Hughes, Gwilym Jones, Gomer Morris, Cragg Sinkinson, Frank Snook, John Urquhart
BassesLouis Berkman, Alan Broom, Ronald Careford, William Davies, Charles Draper, Kenneth Fawcett, Cecil Lloyd, Ian Macpherson, Leigh Maurice, Gordon Traynor, Henry Whimpanny
Opera Ballet
Ballet MasterPhilippe Perrottet
DancersChristina Bray, Jean Mitchell, Renee Morreau, Cecily Page, Angela Rowe, Sophia Trant, Priscilla Truett, Robert Blake, Roger Jackson, Roger Labbee, Eric Price, Anton Waller

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1961 - 1962 Season
(As at 24th November 1961 and 19th January 1962)

Orchestra
InstrumentPlayed By
LeaderBarry Collins
First ViolinRuby Hurn, Leonard Worsley, Christine Riddoch, Anne Wainwright, Stephen Jaray, Edward Vella, June Moore, Martin Woolf, Mary Leaf.
Second ViolinDon Mackenzie, Thomas Cromwell, Cyril Bird, Jillian Elliff, Brian Hale, Cecily van Geldren, Sally Brooker-Pike.
ViolaDonald Clisby, Pearl Keiller, Judith Pullen-Baker, Brian Masters, Gaspare Chiarelli.
CelloDouglas Townend, Ruth East, Stanley Borland, Phyllis Geeson.
Bass Archie Walton, Harry Collier, Clifford Petts.
FluteJames Galway, Elmer Cole, Arthur Swanson.
OboePhilip Jones, John White, Stephen Nagy.
ClarinetThomas Kelly, Peter Allen, Roy Jowitt.
BassoonReginald Rayson, Alan Hammond, John Alker.
HornAnthony Randall, Ronald Yeowell, Malcolm Page, Christopher Hortin.
TrumpetMichael Clothier, Norman Archibald, Frank Wilson.
TromboneJames Ketchen, James Lea, Frank Mills.
TubaCharles Luxon
TympaniAlbert Setty
PercussionThomas Harris
HarpStanley Morrison

Chorus
Chorus Master: David Tod-Boyd.
Soprano: Antonia Child, Joan Davies, Jean Dent, Sybil Hambleton, Sheila Hardie, Gwynneth Jenkins, Catherine Leskie, Jean Mountford, Dorothy Nash, Shirley Saunders, Joan Smalley, Angela Wheeldon.
Mezzo-Soprano: Hazel Chapman, Joan Clarkson, Dilys Davies, Elizabeth Howarth, Janet Leggat, Margaret Morris, Patricia Purcell, Ruth Roberts, Irene Stewart, Elizabeth Thomas, Barbara Unwin.
Tenor: William Booth, Frank Brooke, Kenneth Byles, Cyril Crook, Paul Crook, Trefor Davies, John Delany, Neville Griffiths, Haydn Hughes, Gwilym Jones, Gomer Morris, Cragg Sinkinson, Frank Snook.
Bass: Alan Broom, Ronald Careford, William Davies, Howard Dyson, Charles Draper, Kenneth Fawcett, Cecil Lloyd, Ian Macpherson, Leigh Maurice, Grahame McIntosh, Gordon Traynor, Henry Whimpanny.

Opera Ballet
Ballet Master: Philippe Perrottet.
Valerie Bourne, Christina Bray, Janetta Corcoran, Joyce Dodd, Chrysteen Fuller, Anne Harrison, Barbara von der Heyde, Desiree Jervis, Jean Mitchell, Shirley Roberts, Sophia Trant, Priscilla Truett, Vija Vetra (24/11/61 but not 19/01/62).
Maxim Bell, Robert Blake (24/11/61 but not 19/01/62), Frank Compson, Harry Cordwell, Roy Durbin, Roger Jackson, Eric Price, John Trimmer, Anton Waller.

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1965-1966 Season
(As at 19th February 1966)

Orchestra
InstrumentPlayed By
LeaderJohn Sealey
First ViolinRonald Lockwood, Peggy Croxford, Samuel Burston, Ruth Benson, Rita Eddowes, Jack Moir, Michael Casey, Richard Maunder
Second ViolinJulius Ungerson, Elizabeth Knight, Paul Udloff, Michael Lovejoy, Ken Collinson, Gil White, Trevor Jones, Chrystalla Yiallouri
ViolaTerence Hilton, Anne Wolfe, Bernadine Knussen, Eugene Sheldon
CelloAnna Shuttleworth, Gwyn Morris, G. Chalmers, R. Hamilton
BassFred Mackay, G. Downs, Walter Kendall
FluteJudith Fitton, Colin Curd, Veronica Hatten
OboeMichael Jeans, H. James Hunt, Robin Miller
ClarinetOlive Wright, David Holland, Keith Deacon
BassoonDavid Knight, Valerie Watts, T. Hunnisett
HornLynn Evans, Ian Urquhart, Robert Molcher, A. H. Jenkins
TrumpetPeter Kaldor, Allen Handy, Noel Ross-Russell
TromboneGeorge Maxted, Anthony Lincoln, Martin Nicholls
TubaJames Gordon
TympaniAdrian Millett
PercussionAnthony Scott, Harold Sherrell
HarpNans Wheldon
Chorus
Voice TypeSingers
Chorus MasterJohn Barker
SopranosAnn Baird, Felicity Baldwin, Barbara Bate, Lydia Conway, Elinor Dark, Margaret Eales, Josephine Gale, Phyllis Glavin, Georgina Holley, Norma Kubel, Betty McClelland, Marie Robinson, Valerie Robinson
TenorsCarl Abrahamson, David Barrett, John Darnley, Uel Deane, Terence Hall, James Higgins, Elver Hughes, Paul Janssen, Valerio Martinez, Alan Morrell, Brian O'Keefe, Arthur Thelwell
ContraltosAnne Caswell, Teresa Duckworth, Mirri Fuller, Gillian Goodwin, Elaine Howarth, Katherine Loeppky, Jean Manning, Janet Mays, Myra Ross, Jane Whitehead, Mildred Wood
BassesKeith Bonnington, Peter Garrett, Patrick Healy, Gerald Holding, Philip Hooper, Malcolm Hoskinson, Graham Nicholls, Donald Solomon, Douglas Stark, Handel Thomas, Peter Tracey
Opera Ballet
DancersCarole Hall, Rosemary Preus, Sasha Lord, Christopher Beeching, Roger Jackson, John Cunningham

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