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Macbeth, 10 September 1947

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: Berthold Goldschmidt

Orchestra: Scottish Orchestra


Macbeth: Francesco Valentino

Lady Macbeth: Margherita Grandi

Gentlewoman: Vera Terry

Macduff: Walter Midgley

Malcolm: Andrew McKinley

Fleance: George Christie

A Doctor: Andre Orkin

A Servant: Robert Vivian

A Murderer: Edward Thomas

Apparition: Robert Vivian

Apparition: Eileen McLoughlin

Apparition: Anne Davison

Production Team

Set Designer: Caspar Neher

Costume Designer: Caspar Neher

Choreographer: Ernest Berk

Original Producer: Carl Ebert