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ENGLISH OPERA GROUP 1946-1975
English Music Theatre 1976-1980

1954 (11 & 16 Oct): THE TURN OF THE SCREW - Britten (Sadler's Wells)
English Opera Group: Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Arda Mandikian; c:Benjamin Britten, dir:Basil Coleman [12pp, 5.6"x8.5"; cast list, list of scenes, synopsis, credits etc.; horizontal fold, else VG] £4

1955 (Sep-Oct): ENGLISH OPERA GROUP Season Flyer (Scala Theatre, London) Flyer
English Opera Group Scala Theatre Season: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, A DINNER ENGAGEMENT and FACADE, and LET'S MAKE AN OPERA!; Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, Peter Pears, Trevor Anthony, Thomas Hemsley, David Hemmings, Irene Worth; c:Benjamin Britten, Norman Del Mar, Vilem Tausky, Charles Mackerras [single sheet flyer, 4.75x7.25; performance dates, list of singers and conductors, seat prices; somewhat rumpled, but a remarkable survivor!] £1

1965 (July): LET'S MAKE AN OPERA! - Britten (Georgian Theatre, Richmond, Yorkshire)
English Opera Group: Brenda Marshall, Johanna Peters, Catherine Wilson, Bernard Dickerson, Norman Lumsden, Caroline Clack, Leonie Cosman, English Chamber Orchestra c:Meredith Davies, dir:Colin Graham [8pp, 6.5x8; cast list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1969 (Sep-Oct): THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA - Benjamin Britten (Sadler's Wells)
English Opera Group: Peter Pears, Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Johanna Peters, Jenny Hill; c:Benjamin Britten and Stuart Bedford, dir:Colin Graham [20pp, 5.25x9; cast list, scenes, synopsis, programme notes, credits, off-stage chorus insert etc.; minor mark on cover, else VG] £3

1979 (Oct): AN ACTOR'S REVENGE - Minoru Miki, and LA FINTA GIARDINIERA - Mozart (Old Vic)
English Music Theatre: REVENGE - Kenneth Bowen and Stephen Jefferies (as Yukinojo an Onnegata), Marie Slorach, Glyn Davenport, Tom McDonnell, Michael Bauer, Paul Whitmarsh, Richard Suart, David Bartleet, Harry Christophers, Philip Curtis, Alasdair Elliott, John Milne, John Morgan, Martin Nelson, Richard Wigmore, Paul Wilson, Graeme Brown, Brendan Hughes, c:Steuart Bedford, dir:Colin Graham; FINTA - Peter Savidge, Laureen Livingstone, John Fryatt, Nan Christie, Bernard Dickerson, Penelope Mackay, Rosanne Creffield, c:Steuart Bedford, dir:Tom Hawkes [28pp, 5.25x9; cast lists, synopses, scenes, extensive programme notes, biographies, 6 production photos, credits etc.; VG] £3

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