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SADLER'S WELLS OPERA: 1940s

1940-41 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
1941: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
1941 (27 Jun): THE BEGGAR'S OPERA - John Gay, Frederick Austin; in English (New Theatre)
Powell Lloyd, Sumner Austin, Joan Cross, Hayden Meredith, Joan Collier, Edmund Donlevy, Rhys Williams, John Greenwood, Charles Miller, Gilbert Bailey, John MacDonald, Rose Morris, Myfanwy Edwards, Sybil Hambleton, Victoria Helliwell, Kate Jackson, Rose Carlton, Ronald Steer, Edith Coates, Charles Miller; c:Lawrance Collingwood, producer:Herbert Marshall [8pp; 5.6x4.4; cast list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, minor foxing, else VG] £4

1941-42 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
1942: RIGOLETTO
1942 (15 & 17 Apr): RIGOLETTO in English (New Theatre)
Ben Williams, Rhys Williams, Victoria Stanley, Tom Williams, Edmund Donlevy, Charles Miller, Ronald Stear, Roderick Lloyd, Barbara Beaumont, Myfanwy Edwards, Sybil Hambleton, Gilbert Bailey, Edith Coates/Rose Morris; c:Herbert Menges, p:Powell Lloyd [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1942-43 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
1943: RIGOLETTO
1943 (29 Jun): RIGOLETTO in English (New Theatre)
Peter Pears (Duke of Mantua!), Rhys Williams, Kate Jackson, Tom Williams, Powell Lloyd, Gilbert Bailey, Charles Miller, Roderick Lloyd, Barbara Beaumont, Rose Carlton, Minnia Bower, Gilbert Bailey, Edith Coates; c:Herbert Menges, p:Powell Lloyd [8pp; 5x3.75; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1943-44 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
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1944-45 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
1944: THE BARTERED BRIDE
1944 (11 Aug): THE BARTERED BRIDE in English (Princes Theatre)
Gilbert Bailey, Olwen Price, Rose Hill (as Marenka), Charles Miller, Nina Barbone, Peter Pears (as Vasek), Ben Williams (as Jenik), Owen Brannigan (as Kecal), William Booth, Olive Dyer, Rhys Williams, John Havard, June Appleton, Grace Greenway, Bryan Earnshaw, Anita Phillips, Barbara Fewster, Dancers: Sasha Machov and Students of the Sadler's Wells Ballet School; c:Lawrance Collingwood, p:Eric Crozier [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, programme note, SWO Company list; with Air Raid Warning; VG] £4

1944 (29 & 31 Aug, 2 Sep): COSI FAN TUTTE in English (Princes Theatre)
Joan Cross, Margaret Ritchie, Peter Pears, John Hargreaves, Rose Hill, Owen Brannigan; c:Lawrance Collingwood, p:Sasha Machov [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, programme note; with Air Raid Warning; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1945-49 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
No programmes available

1949-50 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1949 (3 Oct): CARMEN in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Cecil Lloyd, Marion Lowe, Rowland Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Anna Pollak, Elsie Morison, Marion Studholme, John Probyn, John Wright, John Kentish (and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Angela Wheeldon, Ben Williams, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst); c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [16pp, 5x3.6 small red; rumpled, else VG] £2

1950 (15 Feb): FAUST in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: James Johnston, Howell Glynne, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Anna Pollak, Amy Shuard, Patricia Black; in the Ballet for Walpurgis Night: David Gill, Joan Cadzow, David Blair, Elaine Fifield; and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Ben Williams, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Dennis Arundell [16pp, 5x3.6 small red; Producer's Note; slightly rumpled, rusty staples, else VG] £3

1950 (25 Feb): LA TRAVIATA in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Marjorie Shires, Denis Dowling, George James, Angela McGovern, Ben Williams, Kate Jackson, Ian MacPherson, Rhys Williams, Rowland Jones, Arnold Matters (and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst); c:Michael Mudie, dir:Joan Cross [16pp, 5x3.6; small red; cast list, synopsis, credits; slightly rumpled, rusty staples, else VG] £3

1950 (10 Mch): THE BARTERED BRIDE in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Cecil Lloyd, Olwen Price, Minnia Bower, Hervey Alan, Kate Jackson, John Kentish, Gerald Davies, George James, William Booth, Marion Studholme, John Blomley, Leon Hochloff, Maureen Bruce, Phyllis Kennedy, Michael Hogan, Pirmin Trecu, David Gill, Jane Shore, Michael Hogan (and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst); c:Charles Mackerras, dir:John Donaldson [16pp, 5x3.6; small red; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3
1949-50: HUGH THE DROVER
1950 (12 May): Summer Interlude Ballet - Respighi, and HUGH THE DROVER - Vaughan Williams (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: William Booth, Charles Draper, Norah Meagher, Denis Dowling, James McKenna, Marion Gervaise, Desmond D'Arcy, Grace Rattray, Francis Snook, Joyce Gartside, Olwen Price, Rhys Williams, George James, Roderick Jones, James Johnston, John Probyn (in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Ben Williams, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst, and in Summer Interlude: Patricia Miller, Pirmin Trecu); c:Guy Warrack, James Robertson, dir:Powell Lloyd [16pp, 5x3.6 small red; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1950 (23 Jun): CARMEN in English (Bristol Hippodrome)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Anna Pollak, James Johnston, Minnia Bower, Denis Dowling, John Probyn, Hervey Alan, Elsie Morison, Marion Studholme, John Wright, John Kentish, c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, synopsis, chorus list, repertoire for 1 June-1 July etc.; rumpled, else VG] £3

1950 (1 Jul): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI in English (Bristol Hippodrome)
Sadler's Wells Opera: James McKenna, Kate Jackson, Olwen Price, Hervey Alan, Josephine Proust, Minnia Bower, Frank Sale, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish, Denis Dowling, c:Michael Mudie, dir:Edmund Donlevy, John Moody [cast list, credits, synopses, chorus list, repertoire for 1 June-1 July etc.; rumpled, else VG] £3

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