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Lisa Perli (Dora Labbette) In Grand Opera

1935
London and Provincial Opera Society
March, Roméo et Juliette LP as Juliette with Heddle Nash, Constance Willis, John Brownlee, Norman Allin; cond, John Barbirolli
 
London and Provincial Opera Society in conjunction with the Imperial League Of Opera Season 23 Sept. to 5 Oct. 1935
 
28 Sept. 1935 La Bohème (in Italian) LP as Mimi with Heddle Nash (Rodolfo), Stella Andreva (Musetta), Leon Ponzio (Marcello), Vincenzo Bettoni (Colline), Aristide Baracchi (Schaunard), Octave Dua (Benoit/Alcindoro), Percy Harris (Parpignol); cond. Clarence Raybould
Ditto - 5 Oct. 1935 exc Odette de Foras (Musetta), Robert Easton (Colline)
 
Royal Opera, Covent Garden tour that followed:
Fourteen performances of La Bohème in Italian were given with at least one in each city. Thus, LP likely appeared in all of the cities visited, as follows:
 
Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham, 7 - 12 Oct. 1935
Empire Theatre, Liverpool, 14 - 26 Oct. 1935
Opera House, Manchester, 28 Oct. - 9 Nov. 1935
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, 11 - 16 Nov. 1935
 
Grand Théâtre, Leeds, 18 - 23 Nov. 1935
23 Nov. 1935 La Bohème LP as Mimi with Heddle Nash, Odette de Foras (Musetta), Arthur Fear (Marcello), Vincenzo Bettoni (Colline); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

1936
Royal Opera Covent Garden Tour, 24 Feb. - 21 Mar. 1936 with London and Provincial Opera Society in conjunction with the Imperial League of Opera.
 
6 March, 1936 Edinburgh, Roméo et Juliette with LP as Juliette; cond. Eric Warr.

9 March, 1936 Theatre Royal, Glasgow Roméo et Juliette - LP as Juliette with Heddle Nash (Romeo), Norman Allin (Frère Laurent), John Brownlee (Mercutio), Henry Wendon (Tybalt), Joseph Farrington (Le Duc); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham
Ditto - March, 1936, London exc cond. John Barbirolli
 
17 March, 1936 Glasgow, La Bohème - LP as Mimi with Dino Borgioli (Rodolfo), Stella Andreva (Musetta), John Brownlee (Marcello), Robert Easton (Colline), Robert Alva (Schaunard); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham
 
Vichy
29 August, 1936 Casino La Bohème - LP as Mimi with Giovanni Martinelli (Rodolfo), M. Gondy, Vidal, L. Bernasconi, Dutoit; cond. Francesco Salfi

Berlin
1 Oct. State OperaLa Bohème (as Mimi)
 
Munich
8 Oct. La Bohème (as Mimi)
 
1937
Bordeaux
Jan. Pelléas et Mélisande (as Mélisande) with Vanni-Marcoux, Gaudin, Bernasconi; cond. Albert Wolff
 
Paris
? Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Pelléas et Mélisande LP as Mélisande
 
Dresden
? La Bohème (as Mimi)
 
Munich
? La Bohème (as Mimi) Berlin ? La Boheme as Mimi
 
Royal Opera Covent Garden Tour with London and Provincial Opera Society, 19 April to 30 June 1937.
 
London
25 May, 1937 Pelléas et Mélisande (in French) LP as Mélisande with André Gaudin (Pelléas), Vanni Marcoux (Golaud), Renee Gilly (Genevieve), Jean Vieuillle (Le Medecin), Lisette Denie (Yniold); cond. Albert Wolff
Ditto - 2
 
Vichy
? Pelléas et Mélisande LP as Mélisande
 
Bordeaux
? Pelléas et Mélisande LP as Mélisande
 
Paris
? Théâtre des Champs Elysées Pelléas et Mélisande LP as Mélisande
 
Vichy
21 August, 1937 Casino Otello LP as Desdemona with Giovanni Martinelli, Cesare Formichi, Salvi; cond. Francesco Salfi
 
Dresden
? La Bohème with LP as Mimi
 
Munich
? La Bohème with LP as Mimi
 
Berlin
? La Bohème with LP as Mimi
 
Berlin
16 October, 1937, Mignon LP as Mignon with Marcel Wittrisch (Wilhelm Meister), Erna Berger (Philine), Josef von Manowarda (Lothario), Gustav Rödin (Laertes); cond. Werner Egk
 
Royal Opera Tour
Leeds
23 Nov. 1937 Grand Theatre La Bohème - LP as Mimi, with Heddle Nash, Odette de Foras, Arthur Fear, cond. Sir Thomas Beecham
 
Imperial League Of Opera at Covent Garden, Season 29 Nov - 11 Dec. 1937
 
29 Nov. 1937 First Night
La Bohéme in Italian - LP as Mimi with Heddle Nash (Rodolfo), Ruth Naylor (Musetta), Dennis Noble (Marcello), Robert Easton (Colline), Robert Alva (Schaunard); cond. Robert Ainsworth
 
2, 6 Dec. 1937 Tales of Hoffmann in English - LP as Antonia with Ben Williams (Hoffmann), Noel Eadie (Olympia), Monica Warner (Giulietta), Arthur Fear (Coppelius/Dappertutto /Miracle), Richard Watson (Crespel), A voice (Constance Wlllis), Octave Dua (Spalanzani/Frantz); cond. Robert Ainsworth
 
1938
13, 15 June, 1938 La Bohème - LP as Mimi with Beniamino Gigli (Rodolfo), Stella Andreva (Musetta), Luigi Rossi-Morelli (Marcello), Corrado Zambelli (Colline), Aristide Baracchi (Schaunard); cond. Vittorio Gui
 
Covent Garden English Opera Company Season 10 to 29 Oct. 1938
15 Oct. 1938 Faust - LP as Marguérite with Frank Sale (Older Faust), Heddle Nash (Younger Faust), Harold Williams (Méphistophélès), Dennis Noble (Valentine), Oscar Natzke (Wagner), Mae Craven (Siebel); cond. Stanford Robinson
Ditto - 3 perfs. with Morgan Davies/Noble.
 
Imperial League Of Opera and Covent Garden English Opera Company at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool 31 Oct. to 12 Nov. 1938
 
31 Oct., 5, 11 Nov. 1938 Faust LP as Marguérite with Heddle Nash, Frank Sale, Harold Williams, Morgan Davies, Oscar Natzke, Vera de Villiers, Mae Craven; cond. Stanford Robinson
 
1939
London. Queen’s Hall
16 Dec. Messiah w. Dora Labbette, Astra Desmond, Walter Widdop, Arthur Fear (although not an opera this is included in this list as this was the first concert in London since WWII began on 3 September 1939)
 
1942
Carl Rosa Opera in Glasgow
Spring, Faust as Marguérite
La Bohème as Mimi
 
1943
Sadler’s Wells Opera La Bohème as Mimi

 

 


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