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The Barber Of Seville

Composer: Gioachino Rossini. Text: Cesare Sterbini after Le Barbiere de Seville by Carpm de Beaumarchais

Productions

Teatro Argentina Rome, 1816
Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1940
Welsh National Opera (WNO), 1977
Welsh National Opera (WNO), 1981

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Teatro Argentina Rome
First performance: 20th February 1816

CharacterPlayed By
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
March 1940
Producer: John B. Gordon. Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite.
The Sadler's Wells Chorus - Chorus Master: Geoffrey Corbett.
The Sadler's Wells Orchestra - Leader: E. Joseph Shadwick.

Saturday 2nd March 1940, 7pm programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
FiorelloPowell Loyd
Count AlmavivaTudor Davies
FigaroRedvers Llewellyn
RosinaNoël Eadie
Dr. Bartolo (her Guardian)Arnold Matters
Marcellina (his Housekeeper)Edith Coates
Ambrogio (his Servant)John Greenwood
Don BasilioRonald Stear
CaptainJohn Havard
NotaryHerbert Tree
Musicians and SoldiersMessrs. Benn, Booth, Hodgkinson, John, McDonald, Meredith, Miller, Tree, Williams
ChorusMisses Carlton, Dargavel, Earl, Edwards, Hambleton, Harding, Hellewell, Jackson, Lane, Lewtas, Price, Richman, Robles, Tanner, Thomas, Tollworthy, Willis, Wilson.
Messrs. Benn, Bertram, Booth, Brooke, Cannon, Dargavel, Evans, Greenwood, Harvey, Havard, Hodgkinson, John, McDonald, Meredith, Miller, Tree, Williams, Wiltshire.

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Welsh National Opera (WNO)
First performance: 25th January 1977 - Theatr Clwyd Mold

CharacterPlayed By
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Welsh National Opera (WNO) Tour
4th, 10th & 12th September 1981 - Cardiff New Theatre
23rd September 1981 - Liverpool Empire Theatre
1st October 1981 - The Bristol Hippodrome
English Translation: Edward J Dent. Producer: William Gaskill.
Conductor: Wyn Davies. Designer: William Dudley.
Assistant Producer: Sally Day. Lighting Designer: John Waterhouse.
Staff Producer: Mike Ashman.

CharacterPlayed By
Fiorello, servant of Count AlmavivaNicholas Folwell
Count AlmavivaRichard Morton
Figaro, a barberAlexander Garden
RosinaBeverley Humphreys
Dr Bartolo, Rosina's guardianJulian Moyle
Berta, Rosina's governessMenai Davies
Ambrogio, servant of Dr BartoloIeuan Davies
Don Basilio, a singing teacherGeoffrey Moses
OfficerGordon Whyte
NotaryDavid Tagg

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