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1950-51 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1950 (30 Sep ev.): FALSTAFF (Sadler's Wells)
William Booth, Arnold Matters (as Falstaff), Gwilym Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Anna Pollak, Marion Lowe (as Mistress Ford), Olwen Price, Marjorie Shires, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp (as Ford), Ben Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1950 (3 Nov): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Sadler's Wells)
Gerald Davies, Minnia Bower, Blanche Turner, John Kentish, William Booth, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, Jean Mountford, Anna Pollak, Leon Hochloff, Howell Glynne; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Hedley Briggs, John Donaldson [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1950 (28 Nov): THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Sadler's Wells)
John Probyn, Gerald Davies, Denis Dowling, Marjorie Shires, Arnold Matters, Olwen Price, Leon Hochloff, Hervey Alan, Desmond D'Arcy, Ivor Ingham, Charles Draper; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1951 (24 Jan): DON CARLOS (Sadler's Wells)
James Johnston, Josephine Proust, Joan Hammond, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Stanley Clarkson, Amy Shuard (as Eboli), James McKenna, Hervey Alan; c:Michael Mudie, dir:George Devine [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1951 (14 Feb): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
Cecil Lloyd, Joyce Gartside, Rowland Jones, George James, Gita Denise, Kate Jackson, Marion Studholme, John Probyn, Desmond D'Arcy, Gwilym Jones; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951 (16 Mch): SCHOOL FOR FATHERS (I Quattro Rusteghi) - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Howell Glynne, George James, Kate Jackson, Joyce Bell, Gerald Davies, Stanley Clarkson, Marion Lowe, John Kentish, Hervey Alan; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1951-52 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1951 (Aug-Oct): REPERTOIRE LEAFLET (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera and Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet: Brief cast lists for all 39 Opera and Ballet performances between 26th August and 29th September 1951 (fascinating!) w.Minnia Bower, Patricia Howard, Marion Lowe, Marjorie Shires, Amy Shuard, Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Gerald Davies, Rowland Jones, John Kentish, Robert Thomas, Edmund Donlevy, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Hervey Alan, Stanley Clarkson, George James, Gita Denise, Howell Glynne, Valetta Iacopi, James Johnston, Roderick Jones, Redvers Llewellyn, Raymond Nilsson, Arthur Servent, Victoria Sladen, Joan Stuart etc.; conductors: Michael Mudie, James Robertson; assistant conductor: Charles Mackerras; future schedule (1 - 17 Oct 1951), prices, company list [6pp, 5x8; slightly rumpled, else VG; fascinating and uncommon] £4

1951 (24 Oct): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Patricia Howard, Amy Shuard (as Musetta), Robert Thomas, Frederick Sharp; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Edmund Donlevy [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1951 (13 Dec): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
Anna Pollak, Minnia Bower, Robert Thomas, John Probyn, Stanley Clarkson; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1951 (Dec) - 1952 (Jan): REPERTOIRE LEAFLET (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Cast lists for all 27 opera performances between 24 December 1951 and 19 January 1952 (fascinating!) w.James Johnston, Amy Shuard, Rowland Jones, Gita Denise, Elsie Morison, Arnold Matters, Roderick Jones etc; conductors: Michael Mudie, James Robertson; assistant conductor: Charles Mackerras; future schedule (21 Jan-16 Feb), prices, company list [4pp, 5x8; somewhat rumpled, else VG; fascinating and uncommon] (£2) SOLD

1952 (Jan-Feb): REPERTOIRE LEAFLET (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Cast lists for all 24 opera performances between 21st January and 16th February 1952 (fascinating!) w.Minnia Bower, Victoria Elliott, Patricia Howard, Marion Lowe, Marjorie Shires, Amy Shuard, Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Gerald Davies, Rowland Jones, John Kentish, Robert Thomas, Edmund Donlevy, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Hervey Alan, Stanley Clarkson, George James, John Cameron, Geraint Evans, Howell Glynne, John Hargreaves, James Johnston, Roderick Jones, Elsie Morison, Victoria Sladen, Joan Stuart etc.; conductors: Michael Mudie, James Robertson; assistant conductor: Charles Mackerras; future schedule (18 Feb-15 Mch), prices, company list [4pp, 5x8; fascinating and uncommon; VG] (£3) SOLD

1952 (5 Jan matinee): HANSEL AND GRETEL (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Kate Jackson, Hervey Alan, Angela Wheeldon, Patricia Howard, Valetta Iacopi; c:James Robertson, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (5 Jan evening): MADAM BUTTERFLY (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones, William Booth, Olwen Price, Denis Dowling, Amy Shuard, Ivor Ingham, Charles Draper, Cecil Lloyd, Glenice Halliday; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (7 Jan): TOSCA (Sadler's Wells)
Frances Martin, Harold Blackburn, Charles Draper, Rowland Jones, Victoria Sladen, Roderick Jones, Rhys Williams, Cecil Lloyd, Glenice Halliday, Vernon Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Producer's Note, Chorus list, credits etc; rumpled] £1

1952 (15 Jan): SCHOOL FOR FATHERS (I Quattro Rusteghi) - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Howell Glynne, George James, Kate Jackson, Jane Gilbert, Gerald Davies, Stanley Clarkson, Marion Lowe, John Kentish, Hervey Alan; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Programme note, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (23 Jan): IL TROVATORE (Sadler's Wells)
Stanley Clarkson, Dora Drake, Angela Wheeldon, Frederick Sharp, James Johnston, Olwen Price, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (24 Jan): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters, Elsie Morison, Hervey Alan, Olwen Price, Elisabeth Robinson, Denis Dowling, John Kentish, Eleanor Houston, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams, Joan Smalley; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Programme Note, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] (£3) SOLD

1952 (5 Feb): WERTHER (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters, Marion Lowe, Marion Studholme, Marlene Maddox, Judy Harris, Romano Sadotti, William Welch, Terence Austin, Anthony Valentine, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish, George James, Elizabeth Turner, William Davies; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (12 Feb): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
William Davies, Joan Stuart, Robert Thomas, Hervey Alan, Anna Pollak, Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, John Probyn, John Faassen, Gwilym Jones; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (20 Feb): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
William Davies, Marion Lowe, Robert Thomas, George James, Anna Pollak, Kate Jackson, Sheila Rex, John Probyn, John Faassen, John Kentish; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; VG] £3

1952 (21 Feb): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI (Sadler's Wells)
Cavalleria: James Johnston, Amy Shuard, Olwen Price, John Probyn, Elisabeth Robinson; Pagliacci: Minnia Bower, Frank Sale, Frederick Sharp, Robert Thomas, Denis Dowling; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Edmund Donlevy [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Operas, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] (£3) SOLD

1952 (27 Feb): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Geraint Evans (as Leporello), Frederick Sharp (as Don Giovanni), Dora Drake (as Donna Anna), Stanley Clarkson, Gerald Davies, Joan Stuart, Patricia Howard, Harold Blackburn; c:James Robertson, dir:Geoffrey Dunn [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, chorus list, credits etc; VG] £4

1952 (3 Mch): IL TROVATORE (Sadler's Wells)
Hervey Alan, Victoria Elliott, Angela Wheeldon, John Hargreaves, Anthony Marlowe, Jean Watson, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (15 Apr): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters, Elsie Morison, George James, Sheila Rex, Elisabeth Robinson, Denis Dowling, John Kentish, Eleanor Houston, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams, Marion Studholme; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Note by Edward J.Dent, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] (£3) SOLD

1952 (13 May): THE BARTERED BRIDE (Sadler's Wells)
John Faassen, Olwen Price, Minnia Bower, Stanley Clarkson, Kate Jackson, John Kentish, James Johnston, Howell Glynne, William Booth, Patricia Howard, John Blomley, Leon Hochloff, Annette Page, Maureen Bruce, Stanley Holden, Donald Britton, David Gill, Sheilah O'Reilly; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (10 Jun): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Robert Thomas, Stanley Clarkson, Cecil Lloyd, John Probyn, Elisabeth Robinson, Joan Stuart, Sheila Rex, David Gill, Pauline Wadsworth, Peter Wright, Stella Claire; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (12 Jun): EUGENE ONEGIN (Sadler's Wells)
Amy Shuard, Elisabeth Robinson, Anna Pollak, Olwen Price, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish, John Faassen, Vernon Williams, George James; c:James Robertson, dir:George Devine [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes and story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (Jun-Jul): REPERTOIRE LEAFLET (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera and Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet: Cast lists for all 35 Opera and Ballet performances between 9th June and 12th July 1952 (fascinating!) w.Marion Studholme, Gerald Davies, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, Hervey Alan, Joan Stuart, Sheila Rex, Robert Thomas, John Probyn, Stanley Clarkson, Victoria Elliott, John Hargreaves, Minnia Bower, Thomas Round, Howell Glynne, Amy Shuard, Anna Pollak, Frederick Sharp, Jennifer Vyvyan, Patricia Howard, Rowland Jones, Edmund Donlevy, Harold Blackburn, John Kentish, George James, Marjorie Shires, Olwen Price, Marion Lowe etc.; conductors: Michael Mudie, Marcus Dods, Alexander Gibson, James Robertson, Charles Mackerras; prices, booking information etc. [4pp, 5x8; fascinating and uncommon; VG] (£3) SOLD

1952-53 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1952 (12 Sep): EUGENE ONEGIN (Sadler's Wells)
Marjorie Elliott (for Amy Shuard), Elisabeth Robinson, Anna Pollak, Olwen Price, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, Rhys Williams, John Faassen, Vernon Williams, George James, c:Lawrance Collingwood, dir:George Devine [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; with press cutting relating to the last-minute substitution in the role of Tatiana; cast list, synopsis, chorus list (including Peter Glossop and David Ward) etc.; minor marks, lightly creased, else VG] £3

1952 (22 Oct): THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Gerald Davies, Denis Dowling, George James, Stanley Clarkson, Peter Glossop and David Ward in chorus, c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Gavin Gordon [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis; lightly creased] (£3) SOLD

1952 (6 Nov): MADAM BUTTERFLY (Sadler's Wells)
Amy Shuard, Robert Thomas, Denis Dowling, Anna Pollak, William Booth, Glenice Halliday, Peter Glossop and David Ward in chorus, c:Charles Mackerras, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis, credits, chorus list; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1953 (2 Jan): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Joan Stuart, Robert Thomas, Frederick Sharp, Stanley Clarkson, c:Marcus Dods [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; slightly rumpled] £3

1953 (8 Jan): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Sadler's Wells)
Gerald Davies, Marjorie Shires, Blanche Turner, John Wright, William Booth, Denis Dowling, John Faassen, Jane Gilbert, Anna Pollak, Vernon Williams, Gavin Gordon, Doreen Tempest, Walter Trevor; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Gavin Gordon [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] (£3) SOLD

1953 (22 Jan): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters, Elsie Morison, John Hargreaves, Marion Lowe, Harold Blackburn, Sheila Rex, Elisabeth Robinson, Ereach Riley, Patricia Howard, Peter Glossop and David Ward in chorus, c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; slightly rumpled, creases] (£2) SOLD

1953 (4 Mch): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Robert Thomas, Patricia Howard, Frederick Sharp, George James, John Probyn, Amy Shuard (as Musetta), Cecil Lloyd, John Greenwood, Peter Glossop and David Ward in chorus, c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1953 (31 Mch): TOSCA (Sadler's Wells)
Victoria Sladen, Oreste Kirkop, Roderick Jones, Harold Blackburn, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams. Cecil Lloyd, Glenice Halliday, Vernon Williams, c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis, producer's note, chorus list (including Peter Glossop and David Ward) etc.; minor marks, lightly creased, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1953-54 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1954 (24 Feb): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI (Sadler's Wells)
Cavalleria: Robert Thomas, Amy Shuard, Olwen Price, Alfred Orda, Elisabeth Robinson; Pagliacci: Victoria Elliott, Frank Sale, Frederick Sharp, Ereach Riley, John Probyn, Ava June in chorus as contralto, c:Leo Quayle and Marcus Dods, dir:Gavin Gordon, John Donaldson [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, vertical bend, else VG] £3

1954 (25 Feb): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters (as Figaro), Marjorie Shires (as Susanna), Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Anna Pollak, John Hargreaves (as Count Almaviva), Thomas Round, Joan Stuart (as Countess Almaviva), John Faassen, Rhys Williams, June Bronhill (as Barbarina); c:Edric Cundell, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, programme note, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, vertical bend, else VG] £3

1954 (19 Mch): THE PEARL FISHERS (Sadler's Wells)
Patricia Howard, Robert Thomas, John Hargreaves, David Ward; c:Vilem Tausky, dir:Basil Coleman [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (25 Mch): DON PASQUALE (Sadler's Wells)
Owen Brannigan, Denis Dowling, Gerald Davies, Marjorie Shires, Cecil Lloyd; c:James Robertson, dir:Basil Coleman [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (10 Jun): THE PEARL FISHERS (Sadler's Wells)
Marjorie Shires, Gerald Davies, Alfred Orda, David Ward; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Basil Coleman [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (27 Oct): THE PEARL FISHERS (Sadler's Wells)
Patricia Howard, Robert Thomas, Alfred Orda, David Ward; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Basil Coleman [12pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (3 Dec): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Peter Glossop (as Wagner), John Hargreaves, Anna Pollak, Joan Stuart, Patricia Johnson, David Gill, Yvonne Cartier, Walter Trevor, Annette Page; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954-55 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1955 (23 Feb): TOSCA (Sadler's Wells)
Amy Shuard, Rowland Jones, John Hargreaves, John Probyn, Harold Blackburn, Rhys Williams, Cecil Lloyd, Patricia Johnson (as Shepherd-boy), Rita Hunter and Ava June (as contralto) in chorus, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Dennis Arundell [12pp, 5.5x8.5 larger black & white; light creases, else VG] £4

1955-56 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1955 (19 Nov): COSI FAN TUTTE (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones, Denis Dowling, Owen Brannigan, Jennifer Vyvyan, Anna Pollak, Marion Studholme; c:Edric Cundell, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.5x8.5 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, producer's note, chorus and orchestra lists, credits etc.; VG] £4

1955 (10 Dec): SIMONE BOCCANEGRA (Sadler's Wells)
Frederick Sharp, Peter Glossop (as Pietro), John Hargreaves, Howell Glynne, Victoria Elliott, James Johnston, Joseph Powell; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Moody [12pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis, company lists, credits etc.; light bend, else VG] £4

1956 (6 Jan): GALA PERFORMANCE (Sadler's Wells)
Royal Gala in the Presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Re-Opening of Sadler's Wells, 6th January 1931: Prologue for the Gala Performance by Christopher Hassall (spoken by Joan Cross); Alfred Orda, Robert Thomas: Prelude and duet from Act I (THE PEARL FISHERS); Rowland Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Joan Stuart: Prison Scene from Act III (FAUST); John Hargreaves, Frederick Sharp, James Johnston, Howell Glynne, Victoria Elliott: Act I Scene 2 (SIMONE BOCCANEGRA); Donald Britton, Sara Neil, Donald MacLeary etc.: DANSES CONCERTANTES (Stravinsky); Patricia Howard, Marion Studholme: Letter Scene from Act III (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO); Anna Pollak, June Bronhill, Ava June: Act II - In The Forest (HANSEL AND GRETEL); Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes: Pas de Deux from Act II (LE LAC DES CYGNES); Patricia Bartlett, Sheila Rex, Denis Dowling, Patricia Johnson, Gwent Lewis, Thomas Round, Harold Blackburn, Owen Brannigan, William Booth, Joyce Blackham, Gwilym Jones, Vernon Williams, Pauline Harrop, Norma Lowdon, John Stevens, Terry Gilbert, David Hymns: Act III The Circus (THE BARTERED BRIDE); conductors: Lawrence Collingwood, Leo Quayle, Kenneth Alwyn, Marcus Dods, John Lanchbery, Alexander Gibson; History of Sadler's Wells since 1931; illustrated articles by Norman Tucker and Ninette de Valois; Company lists for the Sadler's Wells Opera, Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, Sadler's Wells Orchestra, and Sadler's Wells Staff; Complete repertoire list of the 130+ productions by Sadler's Wells Opera 1931-1956 (w.producers, designers and conductors); Complete repertoire list of the 130+ productions by Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet 1931-1956 (w.choreographers, composers and designers); 4-page 5x10.75 insert with the illustrated text of Twelfth Night 1956, a celebratory verse by Christopher Hassall [20pp, 7.5x10.75; with 4 contemporary newsclipping reports on the evening; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

1956 (13 Jan): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Owen Brannigan, Denis Dowling, Patricia Bartlett, Stanley Clarkson, William McAlpine, Joan Stuart, Patricia Howard, Peter Glossop (as Masetto); c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis, company lists, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956 (25 Feb): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Owen Brannigan, Denis Dowling, Patricia Bartlett, David Ward, Rowland Jones, Joan Stuart, Patricia Howard, Kenneth Fawcett; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, company lists, credits etc.; rumpled and folded, but intact] £1

1956 (11 May): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Frederick Sharp, William McAlpine, David Ward, Peter Glossop, Cecil Lloyd, Irene Salemka (as Mimi), Ben Williams, Elizabeth Fretwell, Charles Draper, Gomer Morris, Vernon Williams; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.7x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus and orchestra lists, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956-57 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
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1957-58 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1958 (Summer): THE MERRY WIDOW in English (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: June Bronhill/Joyce Blackham, Thomas Round/John Larsen, Howell Glynne, Marion Lowe/Deirdre Thurlow, Rowland Jones/Charles Craig, Denis Dowling, John Kentish, John Larsen/Cragg Sinkinson, Deirdre Thurlow/Angela Wheeldon, Raimund Herincx, Lily Gribbin, William Booth, Sheila Rex, Gwilym Jones, Angela Wheeldon, Janet Leggat, Irene Carpenter, Joan Clarkson, Dorothy Clarkson, c:Alexander Gibson/William Reid, dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 5x7.5 purple/white cover; vertical fold, else VG] £3

1958-59 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1959 (Summer): DIE FLEDERMAUS in English (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Rowland Jones/Gerald Davies, Marion Studholme/June Bronhill, Victoria Elliott/Joan Stuart, Alexander Young/Peter Grant, Edward Byles/Gwilym Jones, John Heddle Nash/Raimund Herincx, Frederick Sharp/Eric Shilling, Deirdre Thurlow, Angela Wheeldon, Dorothy Nash, Barbara Wells, Anna Pollak/Patricia Johnson, Gordon Traynor, Howell Glynne/Ronald Stear, c:Vilem Tausky, dir:Wendy Toye [12pp, 5x7.5 purple/white cover; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959 (Summer): DIE FLEDERMAUS in English (London Coliseum) Souvenir Brochure
Sadler's Wells Opera: Souvenir Brochure to accompany the summer season of Die Fledermaus performances at the London Coliseum; contains TWENTY 4"x 5" photographic portraits of the principal artists w.biographies: Victoria Elliott, Joan Stuart, Marion Studholme, June Bronhill, Margaret Nisbett, Deirdre Thurlow, Anna Pollak, Patricia Johnson, Alexander Young, Peter Grant, Rowland Jones, Gerald Davies, Edward Byles, Denis Dowling, John Heddle Nash, Raimund Herincx, Frederick Sharp, Eric Shilling, Howell Glynne, Ronald Stear; and FIVE smaller photographic portraits of the production team, w.biographies: Wendy Toye (producer), James Bailey (designer), Christopher Hassall (translator), Vilem Tausky and William Reid (conductors) [16pp, 8.25x10.75; uncommon; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1959-60 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1959 (Nov): THE MERRY WIDOW in English (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Leon Greene/Howell Glynne, Marion Lowe/Deirdre Thurlow, Peter Grant (as Count Danilo Danilovitch), June Bronhill (as Anna Glavari), Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish/Stanley Bevan, Jon Weaving, Cynthia Morey, Robert Eddie, Lily Gribbin, Alfred Oldridge, Sheila Rex, Gwilym Jones, June Johnstone, Beryl Cornish, Margarita Helios, Suzanne Steele, c:William Reid, dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 4.9x7.25 purple/white cover; vertical fold, else VG] £2

1960 (24 Feb): TANNHAUSER (Theatre Royal, Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Joan Stuart, Rosina Raisbeck, Ronald Dowd, John Lawrenson, Tom Swift, Stanislav Pieczora, c:James Robertson, dir:Anthony Besch [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast, credits, synopsis; VG] £3

1960 (22 Mch): TANNHAUSER (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Joan Stuart, Rae Woodland, Ronald Dowd, John Lawrenson, Tom Swift, David Ward, Alberto Remedios, Donald McIntyre, Leon Greene, c:James Robertson, dir:Anthony Besch [8pp, 7x9; cast, credits, synopsis; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1960 (21 May): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Liverpool Empire)
Victoria Elliott, Peter Grant, Joseph Powell, Iris Kells, John Heddle Nash, John Hargreaves, Ann Robson, Charles Draper, c:Warwick Braithwaite, dir:Wendy Toye [12pp, 5.6x8.75; cast, credits, notes; VG] £3

1960 (May): ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD - Offenbach (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Cynthia Morey, June Bronhill, Kevin Miller, Jon Weaving, Sophie Trant, Eric Stannard, Irene Carpenter, Leon Greene, Margaret Nisbett, Diana Chadwick, Gillian Ashby, Eric Shilling, Sheila Rex, Suzanne Steele, William McGovern, Rachel Conway, Alan Morrell, Deirdee Thurlow, June Johnstone, Peter Firman, Peter Tracey, Arthur Thelwell, Jane Whitehead, Basil Hemming, Beryl Cornish, Alan Crofoot, John Fryatt, Laurence Folley, Carmelino Satariano, Stanley Bevan, Roger Labee; c:Alexander Faris, dir:Wendy Toye [8pp, 7.1x9.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, The Legend of Orpheus, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1960 (May): ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD - Offenbach (Sadler's Wells) Souvenir Programme
June Bronhill, Kevin Miller, Anna Pollak, Jon Weaving, Leon Greene, Cynthia Morey, Eric Shilling, Sheila Rex, Deirdre Thurlow, Peter Tracey, Basil Hemming, Alan Crofoot, John Fryatt, Laurence Folley, Carmelino Satariano, Stanley Bevan; c:Alexander Faris, dir:Wendy Toye [20pp, 7.3x9.75; synopsis, 5 production photos, large photos of Wendy Toye and Malcolm Pride, company lists; corner crease, else VG; uncommon] (£4) SOLD

1960 (Aug): MERRIE ENGLAND - Edward German (Sadler's Wells) Souvenir Programme
Ava June, Stanley Bevan, Eric Stannard, Peter Tracey, John Fryatt, Leon Greene, Lawrence Folley, Sylvia Rowlands, Peter Firman, John Hargreaves, Graham Curnow, John Carolan, Denis Dowling, Alfred Oldridge, Carl Abrahamson, William Cuthbertson, Paul Janssen, Arthur Thelwell, Joan Stuart, Arthur Gomez, Anna Pollak; c:James Robertson/John Barker, dir:Dennis Arundell [20pp, 7.3x9.75; 12 excellent photos; VG] £4

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