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OPERA NORTH

1978 (Nov): SAMSON ET DALILA (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Opera North: Opening Production of the new company; Gilbert Py, Katherine Pring, John Rawnsley, John Gibbs, John Tranter; c:David Lloyd-Jones, dir:Patrick Libby [28pp; cast list, articles, photo, synopsis, company list etc.; minor mark on cover, slightly rumpled, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1981 (15 Jan): LA BOHEME (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Opera North: Sally Burgess, John Treleaven (for Robert Ferguson), Terence Sharpe, Bente Marcussen, Thomas Lawlor; c:Clive Timms, dir:Steven Pimlott [24pp; cast list, synopsis, articles, biographies; w.substitution slip; minor mark on cover, else VG] £3

1983 (13 Oct): COSI FAN TUTTE (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Opera North: Marie Slorach, Cynthia Buchan, John Graham-Hall, Robert Dean, Elizabeth Gale, Rodney Macann; c:John Pryce-Jones, dir:Graham Vick [36pp; cast list, synopsis, articles, illustrations, biographies; minor mark on cover, else VG] £4

1984 (6 Jun): A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Opera North: Anne Williams-King, Peter Jeffes, David Wilson-Johnson; c:Nicholas Cleobury, dir:Robert Carsen [36pp; cast list, synopsis, articles, illustrations, biographies; minor mark on cover, else VG] £4

1991 (6+7 Sep): LADDERS AND SNAKES (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Opera North: Large-size programme for this Community Opera after Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE; contents include Introduction, Photos, Egyptian Colour Codes, Three pages of lyrics, Huge cast list, Orchestra list and credits, Biographies; professional cast included John Rath, Nicola Sharkey, Paul Harrhy, Fiona Dobie, Billy Hartman, Louise Kerr, Darren Warner; c:Giles Chaundy, dir:Caroline Gawn, chor:Ian Spink [12pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £3

1994: GLORIA, A PIGTALE - H.K.Gruber (Huddersfield, Newcastle, Aldeburgh, Leicester, London) World Premiere
Opera North: Mary Hegarty, Menai Davies, Jeffrey Stewart, James Meek, John Hall; c:Stefan Asbury, dir:Helmut Danniger [32pp, 5.9x8.25; cast list, notes, synopsis, complete libretto, biographies; VG] £4

1995: THE PEARL FISHERS in English (Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham)
Opera North: Andre Cognet, Arthur Davies, Maria D'Aragnes, John Rath, Imogen Claire, Stee Billingsley, Niall Faber, Sunny Hoyle; c:Dietfried Bernet, dir:Philip Prowse [40pp, 8.25x7.8; cast list, synopsis, articles, illustrations, biographies w.photos; VG] £4

1995: PELLEAS AND MELISANDE in English (Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, York)
Opera North: Joan Rodgers, William Dazeley, Robert Hayward, Clive Bayley; c:Paul Daniel, dir:Richard Jones [40pp, 8.25x7.8; cast list, synopsis, articles, illustrations, biographies w.photos; VG] £4

2004 (April): EIGHT LITTLE GREATS (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Opera North: Full details of the eight short operas presented in this remarkable season: THE DWARF - Zemlinsky (Stefanie Krahnenfeld, Majella Cullagh, Paul Nilon, Graeme Broadbent), LA VIDA BREVE - de Falla (Richard Coxon, Mary Plazas, Leonardo Capalbo, Adrian Clarke), IL TABARRO - Puccini (Nina Pavlovski, Jonathan Summers, Leonardo Capalbo, Susan Gorton), LOVE'S LUGGAGE LOST - Rossini (Mark Stone, Adrian Clarke, Iain Paton, Majella Cullagh), FRANCESCA DA RIMINI - Rachmaninov (Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Jonathan Summers, Nina Pavlovski), PAGLIACCI - Leoncavallo (Geraint Dodd, Majella Cullagh, Jonathan Summers, Iain Paton, Mark Stone), DJAMILEH - Bizet (Paul Nilon, Mark Stone, Patricia Bardon, Keith Mills), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS - Weill (Rebecca Caine, Beate Vollack, Iain Paton, Nicholas Sharratt, Adrian Clarke, Graeme Broadbent; c:David Parry, Martin Andre, Stuart Stratford, James Holmes, dir:David Pountney, Christopher Alden [substantial 180-page soft-back book, with synopses, extensive beautifully-illustrated articles, production credits, artists' biographies (with photos) etc. etc.; VG] £6

SCOTTISH OPERA

1966 (May-Jun): DIE WALKURE (King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
Scottish Opera: Charles Craig, Elizabeth Fretwell, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Anita Valkki, Ann Howard (as Fricka and Waltraute), Catherine Wilson, Marie Hayward, Laura Sarti, Johanna Peters; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Peter Ebert [36pp; cast list, synopsis, biographies (w.photos); VG] (£3) SOLD

1966: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Autumn 1966
Scottish Opera: Editorial, Albert Herring in Perth (comments by schoolchildren), Opera For All, Kenneth Tynan (interview about the National Theatre tour to Aberdeen and Glasgow), Profile: Peter Ebert (w.2 photos), The Singers Speak (Johanna Peters, Robert Savoie, Ian Wallace w.photos), Company Reports 1961-66 (operas produced, with cast lsts [40pp, 6.1x9; VG] £4

1967: COSI FAN TUTTE, DAS RHEINGOLD, LA BOHEME, ALBERT HERRING, OTELLO (Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh)
Scottish Opera: COSI - Elizabeth Harwood, Janet Baker, Ryland Davies, Peter van der Bilt/John Kitchiner, Inia Te Wiata, Jenifer Eddy, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Anthony Besch; RHEINGOLD - Gwyn Griffiths, Forbes Robinson/David Ward, Anna Reynolds, Elizabeth Fretwell, Joseph Ward/Richard Holm, Francis Egerton, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Peter Ebert; BOHEME - George Shirley, Luisa Bosabalian/Joan Carlyle, Robert Savoie, Barbara Rendell/Maria Pellegrini, c:Roderick Brydon, dir:Peter Ebert; HERRING - Judith Pierce, Johanna Peters, Catherine Wilson, Gregory Dempsey, c:Roderick Brydon, dir:Anthony Besch; OTELLO - Charles Craig/Pier Miranda Ferraro, John Shaw/Peter Glossop, Joan Carlyle, Laura Sarti, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Anthony Besch [44pp, 6x9; with introduction to the season by Robin Orr, costume and set designs, notes, synopses, photo of Gregory Dempsey as Albert Herring, orchestra and chorus lists, 59 company biographies, with excellent photos; VG] (£4) SOLD

1967: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Spring 1967
Scottish Opera: Scottish Opera Personnel, obituary of Mary Garden (with 4 large photos), Anthony Besch on the translation of COSI FAN TUTTE (w.three photos), Kenneth Ireland on the Pitlochry Festival, Profile: Alexander Gibson (w.2 photos), article on Wieland Wagner (w.6 photos), Scottish Opera Club [44pp, 6.1x9.25; VG] £4

1967: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Autumn 1967
Scottish Opera: Scottish Opera Personnel, article on THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (w.5 illustrations), Scottish Opermania by Robin May (w.4 photos of Scottish Opera productions), Profile: David Ward (w. 2 photos), Diary of the DALTA Tour (w.3 photos), Opera For All, Scottish Opera Club, THE SOLDIER'S TALE (w.photo of Gordon Jackson) [36pp, 6.1x9.25; slightly rumpled, marks on cover, VG] £3

1967: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Winter 1967
Scottish Opera: Scottish Opera Personnel, Sir Walter Scott and Opera (w.3 illustrations), Scottish National Orchestra (w.photo of Alexander Gibson with members of the orchestra), Plans for Spring 1968 (with provisional cast lists and details of the tour), Open Letter from Michael Whewell, article on the Scottish Opera Chorus, Scottish Opera Club [40pp, 6.1x9.25; VG] £4

1968: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Spring 1968
Scottish Opera: Scottish Opera Personnel, FULL CIRCLE Discussion (w.illustrations), Profile: Anthony Besch (w.4 photos), Which Boris Godunov?, Looking For Trouble (w.photo), The Ring Story by William Mann (w.4 illustrations), Andrew Shanks In Memoriam (w.3 photos), Data: Who's Done What, Club Notes [48pp, 6.1x9.25; VG] £4

1968 (Aug): PETER GRIMES (King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
Scottish Opera: Nigel Douglas (substituting for Richard Cassilly), Phyllis Curtin, John Shaw, Johanna Peters, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Michael Maurel, Harold Blackburn; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Colin Graham [16pp; small mark on cover, else VG] £2

1968 (Dec): THE GONDOLIERS, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and FULL CIRCLE - Robin Orr (King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
Scottish Opera: GONDOLIERS - John Wakefield, Ronald Morrison, Janet Coster, Anne Pashley, Ian Wallace/Lawrence Richard, Johanna Peters, Jill Gomez, William McCue, c:James Loughran, dir:Joan Cross; FIGARO - Michael Maurel, Joan Summers, Catherine Wilson, Peter van der Bilt/Ronald Morrison, Johanna Peters, Patricia Hay, Kevin Miller, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Anthony Besch; FULL CIRCLE - Sheila McGrow, William Elvin, Duncan Robertson, Bruce Clark, William McCue, John Shiels, John Leishman, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Ian Watt-Smith [24pp; notes, synopses, 34 cast biographies and photos; VG] (£4) SOLD

1969: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Spring 1969
Scottish Opera: Scottish Opera Personnel, The Trojans 1969 by Hugh Macdonald (w.illustrations), Opinion: J.Ainslie Millar (article about subsidy), Scottish Theatre Ballet (w.3 photos), The Trojans 1935 (the Glasgow Grand Opera Society production of 1935), Profile: Dame Janet Baker (w.3 photos), Scottish Opera Data, Who's done what [40pp, 6.1x9.25; VG] (£4) SOLD

1969: SCOTTISH OPERA MAGAZINE Autumn 1969
Scottish Opera: article on the new John Purser opera THE UNDERTAKER (w.photos), 9 photos of the 1969 Royal Visit to THE GONDOLIERS, introduction to MARTHA by Leonard Hancock, 15 photos of the new production of THE TROJANS (w.Ronald Dowd, John Shaw, Janet Baker), Scottish Opera in Germany, THE TROJANS as seen by Punch [36pp, 6.1x9.25; VG] (£5) SOLD

1975 (Mch): DON GIOVANNI (Tour)
Scottish Opera: William Elvin/Gordon Sandison, Malcolm Donnelly/Ian Comboy, Lola Biagioni/Patricia Reakes, David Kelly/Norman White, Richard Greager/John Robertson, Patricia Hay/Linda Esther Gray, Laureen Livingstone/Ann Murray, Arthur Jackson; c:David Frame/John Currie, p:Jeremy Sutcliffe [8pp, 5.75x9; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1979 (Nov): DON GIOVANNI and ORFEO ED EURIDICE - Gluck (Sadlers Wells)
Scottish Opera: GIOVANNI: Robert Lloyd, Norma Sharp, Felicity Palmer, Willard White, Robin Leggate, Oddbjorn Tennfjord, Marie Slorach, Donald Maxwell; c:Alexander Gibson, p:David Pountney; ORFEO: Mira Zakai, Felicity Lott, Marie McLaughlin; c:Alexander Gibson, p:Peter Ebert [44pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

2008: FIVE:15 Operas Made in Scotland (Riverside Studios)
Scottish Opera: THE KING'S CONJECTURE - Bernard MacLaverty and Gareth Williams (Peter Van Hulle, Kate Valentine, Nicholas Garrett), THE QUEENS OF GOVAN - Suhayl Saadi, Nigel Osborne and Wajahat Khan (Elizabeth McCormack, Wajahat Khan), DREAM ANGUS - Alexander McCall Smith, Ben Twist and Stephen Deazley (Alexander Grove, Lise Christensen, Paul Keohone, Nicholas Garrett), THE PERFECT WOMAN - Ron Butlin and Lyell Cresswell (Paul Keohone, Peter Van Hulle, Lise Christensen), GESUALDO - Ian Rankin and Craig Armstrong (Alexander Grove, Robert Ogden, Kate Valentine); c:Derek Clark, dir:Ben Twist, Michael McCarthy, Frederic Wake-Walker [28pp, 8.5x11; cast lists, synopses, credits, articles, biographies with photos etc.; PLUS 16-page book of all the librettos; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

1961 (May): NABUCCO - Verdi (Sadler's Wells)
Welsh National Opera: Elizabeth Vaughan, Bryan Drake, Hervey Alan, Tano Ferendinos, Glenys Dowdle, Elizabeth Tovey, Tegwyn Short, Gerwyn Morgan, c:Charles Groves, dir:John Moody [16pp; cast, synopsis, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1967 (May): LA BOHEME (New Theatre, Cardiff)
Welsh National Opera: Elizabeth Vaughan, David Hughes, Michael Maurel, Alice Robiczek, Geoffrey Chard, David Gwynne [16pp, 4.1x8.1; cast, synopsis, credits, 3 production photographs; interesting programme; VG] £4

1974: THE BEACH OF FALESA - Alan Hoddinott (New Theatre, Cardiff) World Premiere
Welsh National Opera: Terence Walters, Delme Bryn-Jones, Geraint Evans, Forbes Robinson, Rowland Jones, Sandra Browne, Peggy Troman, Edward Byles, Mark Hamilton, Ieuan Davies, c:Richard Armstrong, dir:Michael Geliot [28pp, 6x11; cast, synopsis, interview with Alan Hoddinott, artists biographies w.photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1976: IL TROVATORE (Autumn Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Elizabeth Vaughan, Kenneth Collins/Charles Craig, Terence Sharpe, Janet Coster, David Gwynne, Rita Cullis; c:Carl Suppa/Richard Armstrong/Anthony Hose, dir:Julian Hope [16, 6x5.25, w.cast list, synopsis, article, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1978 (Mch-Apr): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Spring Tour)
Welsh National Opera: John Rawnsley, Meryl Drower, Jennifer Smith/Felicity Lott, Russell Smythe, James Miller-Coburn, Menai Davies, Mary Davies, Paul Gyton, Gordon Whyte, Ralph Mason, Cloria Crane, Gillian Clench, Ann Mason; c:Gyorgy Fischer [16pp, 5.75x8.25, w.synopsis, illustrated articles etc.; plus 4-page insert with cast list and biographies w.photos; VG] £4

1978 (May-Jun): PETER GRIMES (New Theatre, Cardiff; Birmingham Hippodrome)
Welsh National Opera: Paul Hudson, David Gwynne, John Mitchinson (as Peter Grimes), Russell Smythe, Neville Ackerman, John Treleaven (as Bob Boles), Menai Davies, Rita Cullis, Mary Davies, Maureen Guy, Josephine Barstow / Catherine Wilson (as Ellen Orford), Terence Sharpe (as Balstrode), David Tagg, David Horton; c:Richard Armstrong, dir:John Copley [16pp, 5.75x8.25, illustrated programme notes, synopsis, bast list, cast biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus lists, biography of Britten (w.photo), press comment on Peter Grimes, list of Britten's operas, credits etc.; VG] £4

1979 (11 Dec): THE MAKROPOULOS CASE (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: Elisabeth Soderstrom, Mark Hamilton, Helen Field, Thomas Hemsley, Philip Joll, Nigel Douglas; c:Richard Armstrong, dir:David Pountney [substantial 24pp book, 5.9x8.25, w.synopsis, articles, discography, photographs, illustrations; plus 4pp cast insert, with photos and biographies; VG] £5

1979 (12 Dec): THE MAGIC FLUTE (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: Felicity Lott, John Treleaven, Russell Smythe, David Gwynne, Helen Field, Monica Pick-Hieronimi; c:Wyn Davies, dir:Goran Jarvefelt [substantial 24pp book, 5.9x8.25, w.synopsis, articles, photographs, illustrations; plus 4pp cast insert, with photos and biographies; VG] £5

1982 (8 Apr): FIDELIO (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: Anne Evans, Dennis Bailey, Helen Field, Richard Morton, Stafford Dean, Julian Patrick, Ralph Mason, Peter Massocchi, Philip Joll; c:Richard Armstrong, dir:Harry Kupfer [40pp, 5.9x8.25; w.synopsis, articles, illustrations etc; plus 4pp cast insert (w.biographies and photos), slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1983 (6+9 Dec): FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: John Mitchinson, Donald Maxwell, Jeffrey Lawton, David Gwynne, Mark Hamilton, Graham Clark, Julian Moyle, Ralph Mason; c:Richard Armstrong, dir:David Pountney [substantial 38pp book, 4.75x8, w.synopsis, articles, production photographs, illustrations; plus 8pp cast insert, with photos and biographies; VG] £5

1983 (7 Dec): CARMEN (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: Jennifer Jones, Jacque Trussel, Helen Field, Henry Newman, David Gwynne, Ralph Mason; c:Mark Ermler, dir:Lucian Pintilie [substantial 48pp book, 4.75x8, w.synopsis, articles, photographs, illustrations; plus 8pp cast insert, with photos and biographies; VG] £5

1983 (8 Dec): PETER GRIMES (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: John Mitchinson, Josephine Barstow, Terence Sharpe, Peter Massocchi, Helen Watts, Menai Davies, Donald Maxwell, Gordon Maplestone; c:Richard Armstrong, dir:John Copley [substantial 36pp book, 4.75x8, w.synopsis, articles, photographs, illustrations; plus 8pp cast insert, with photos and biographies; VG] £5

1985 (17+20 Dec): RIGOLETTO (Dominion Theatre, London)
Welsh National Opera: Anne Williams-King, Dennis O'Neill, Eduard Tumagian, Donald Adams, Matthew Best; c:Richard Armstrong, dir:Lucian Pintilie [substantial 46pp book, 4.75x8, w.synopsis, articles, photographs, character notes, costume designs, illustrations; plus 8pp cast insert, with photos and biographies; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1990 (Sep-Dec): CARMEN (New Theatre, Cardiff and Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Jean Stilwell/Kate McCarney, Noel Espiritu Velasco, Richard Paul Fink, Gillian Webster/Janice Watson, Geoffrey Moses; c:John Burdekin/Julian Smith, p: Andre Engel [substantial 48pp book, 4.75x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, costume designs, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

1993 (21+24 April): LA FAVORITA - Donizetti (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
Welsh National Opera: Bernadette Cullen, Bonaventura Bottone, Rebecca Evans, Geoffrey Moses, David Barrell, Neville Ackerman; c:Carlo Rizzi, p:Rennie Wright [substantial 52pp book, 4.75x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, notes about Peter Moores Foundation, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

1996 (Feb-June): THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Alwyn Mellor/Catrin Wyn-Davies, Paul Nilon/Paul Groves, Jonthan Best, Bryn Terfel/Donald Maxwell, Claire Powell/Della Jones, Neil Jenkins; c:Mark Wigglesworth/Carlo Rizzi, p:Matthew Warchus [substantial c60pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

1996 (March-July): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Dennis O'Neill/Bonaventura Bottone, Anne-Marie Owens, Menai Davies/Susan Gorton, Peter Sidhom, Leah Marian Jones/Clare Shearer, Anthony Mee, Rosalind Sutherland, Jason Howard/Christopher Maltman; c:Carlo Rizzi/Julian Smith, p:Elijah Moshinsky [substantial c60pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

1998 (June-July): BORIS GODUNOV (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Willard White, Neil Jenkins, Gwynne Howell, John Daszak, Susan Gorton ,Jonathan Veira, Peter Hoare; c:Carlo Rizzi, p:David Pountney [substantial 88pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] (£5) SOLD

1999 (May-July): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Dennis O'Neill/Bonaventura Bottone, Katja Lytting, Susan Gorton, Philip Joll/Peter Sidhom, Clare Shearer, David Rendall, Philip Lloyd Holtam, Rosalind Sutherland, David Stephenson; c:Carlo Rizzi/Julian Smith, p:Elijah Moshinsky [substantial c80pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

2001 (Oct): LEONORE - Beethoven (Sadler's Wells)
Welsh National Opera: Franzita Whelan, Par Lindskog, Natalie Christie, Wynne Evans, Donald McIntyre, Robert Hayward, Timothy Mirfin; c:Yves Abel, p:Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser [substantial c80pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, designs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

2001 (Oct): BEATRICE AND BENEDICT (Sadler's Wells)
Welsh National Opera: Ann Murray, Paul Nilon, Ralph Mason, Rebecca Evans, Timothy Mirfin, Ivan Ludlow, Donald Maxwell, Anna Burford; c:Jean-Yves Ossonce, p:Elijah Moshinsky [substantial c80pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

2002 (May-July): RIGOLETTO (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Joseph Calleja/Gwyn Hughes Jones, Chen-Ye Yuan, Celena Shafer, Iain Paterson, Ceri Williams, Anna Burford; c:Patrick Summers/Simon Phillippo, p:James Macdonald [substantial c80pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, photographs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

2004 (Sep-Dec): ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Alice Coote/Imelda Drumm, Janice Watson, Peter Hoare, Katarzyna Dondalska, Richard Van Allan, Gerd Grochowski, D'Arcy Bleiker, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Tim Mirfin, Wynne Evans/Christopher Steele; c:Carlo Rizzi/Anthony Negus, p:Neil Armfield [substantial c80pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, designs, synopsis, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] (£5) SOLD

2005 (Sep-Dec): THE MERRY WIDOW (Tour)
Welsh National Opera: Lesley Garrett/Naomi Harvey, Jeffrey Black, Ailish Tynan, Tracey Welborn, Donald Maxwell, Linda Ormiston, Geoffrey Dolton; c:Michal Klauza, p:Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser [substantial c80pp book, 5x8; illustrations, cast list, rehearsal photos, synopsis, designs, very extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £5

2005 (June-Aug): IOLANTA - Tchaikovsky (Tour) Concert Performance
Welsh National Opera: Nuccia Focile, Clare Shearer, Peter Hoare, Ilya Bannik; c:Vassily Sinaisky [substantial c60pp book, 5x8; cast list, synopsis, extensive illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, orchestra and chorus list etc.; VG] £4

2005/06: OPERA LIVE - The Free Magazine of Welsh National Opera #11
Welsh National Opera: Introduction to the 60th Anniversary Season by Anthony Freud; Cast lists and dates for all the operas in the 2005/06 season: DON CARLOS, THE MERRY WIDOW, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, JEPHTHA, TOSCA, MAZEPA, DON GIOVANNI; Season Schedule; Interviews with Carlo Rizzi, John Caird, Lesley Garrett, Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser, Bryn Terfel, Gidon Saks, Robert Hayward, Donald Nally (Chorus Master), and Mark Padmore; feature on previous Cardiff Singer of the World winners in WNO new season; introduction to the new production of MAZEPA; article by Rodney Milnes on THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO etc. [56pp, 8.5x11.75; superb colour photography throughout; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

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