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SADLER'S WELLS OPERA: 1940s

1940-41 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1941 (29 Apr+3 May): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in English (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
John Hargreaves (as Figaro), Janet Hamilton-Smith / Joan Collier (as Susanna), Roderick Lloyd, Edith Coates, Rose Morris, Sumner Austin (as Count Almaviva), Powell Lloyd, Haydn Meredith, Joan Cross (as Countess Almaviva), Ronald Stear / John Greenwood; c:Lawrence Collingwood, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis, orchestra list (15 players + piano), schedule of performances, 28 April-3 May, note about The Sadler's Wells Opera Company by Tyrone Guthrie, company lists, A.R.P. information; rusty staples, else VG] £4

1941 (27 Jun): THE BEGGAR'S OPERA - John Gay, Frederick Austin; in English (New Theatre)
Powell Lloyd, Sumner Austin, Joan Cross, Hayden Meredith, Joan Collier, Edmund Donlevy, Rhys Williams, John Greenwood, Charles Miller, Gilbert Bailey, John MacDonald, Rose Morris, Myfanwy Edwards, Sybil Hambleton, Victoria Helliwell, Kate Jackson, Rose Carlton, Ronald Steer, Edith Coates, Charles Miller; c:Lawrance Collingwood, producer:Herbert Marshall [8pp; 5.6x4.4; cast list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, minor foxing, else VG] £4

1941-42 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1942 (15 & 17 Apr): RIGOLETTO in English (New Theatre)
Ben Williams, Rhys Williams, Victoria Stanley, Tom Williams, Edmund Donlevy, Charles Miller, Ronald Stear, Roderick Lloyd, Barbara Beaumont, Myfanwy Edwards, Sybil Hambleton, Gilbert Bailey, Edith Coates/Rose Morris; c:Herbert Menges, p:Powell Lloyd [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1942 (23 Apr): THE MAGIC FLUTE in English (New Theatre)
Arthur Servent (as Tamino), Elisabeth Abercrombie, Kate Jackson, Edith Coates, John Hargreaves (as Papageno), Barbara Beaument (as The Queen of the Night), Powell Lloyd, Rose Hill (as Pamina), Minnia Bower, Rose Morris, Valetta Iacopi, Ronald Stear, Roderick Lloyd (as Sarastro), Tom Culbert, Sybil Hambleton, Charles Miller; c:Lawrence Collingwood, dir:Kurt Joos [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, synopsis, credits, Air Raid information etc.; VG] £4

1942-43 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1943 (29 Jun): RIGOLETTO in English (New Theatre)
Peter Pears (Duke of Mantua!), Rhys Williams, Kate Jackson, Tom Williams, Powell Lloyd, Gilbert Bailey, Charles Miller, Roderick Lloyd, Barbara Beaumont, Rose Carlton, Minnia Bower, Gilbert Bailey, Edith Coates; c:Herbert Menges, p:Powell Lloyd [8pp; 5x3.75; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1943-44 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
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1944-45 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1944 (11 Aug): THE BARTERED BRIDE in English (Princes Theatre)
Gilbert Bailey, Olwen Price, Rose Hill (as Marenka), Charles Miller, Nina Barbone, Peter Pears (as Vasek), Ben Williams (as Jenik), Owen Brannigan (as Kecal), William Booth, Olive Dyer, Rhys Williams, John Havard, June Appleton, Grace Greenway, Bryan Earnshaw, Anita Phillips, Barbara Fewster, Dancers: Sasha Machov and Students of the Sadler's Wells Ballet School; c:Lawrance Collingwood, p:Eric Crozier [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, programme note, SWO Company list; with Air Raid Warning; VG] £4

1944 (29 & 31 Aug, 2 Sep): COSI FAN TUTTE in English (Princes Theatre)
Joan Cross, Margaret Ritchie, Peter Pears, John Hargreaves, Rose Hill, Owen Brannigan; c:Lawrance Collingwood, p:Sasha Machov [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, programme note; with Air Raid Warning; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1945-46 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
No programmes available

1946-47 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
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1947-48 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1948 (2 Feb): FAUST in English (Sadler's Wells)
James Johnston, Howell Glynne, Douglas Jones, Roderick Jones, Anna Pollak, Joyce Gartside, Olwen Price; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [12pp, 5x3.5; cast list, scene list, credits, producer's note, chorus list, Ballet Credits etc.; title on cover, else VG] £3

1948 (2 Mch): FAUST in English (Sadler's Wells)
James Johnston, Howell Glynne, Cecil Loyd, Roderick Jones, Anna Pollak, Marion Lowe, Olwen Price; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Dennis Arundell [16pp, 5x3.5; cast list, scene list, credits, programme note, chorus list, Ballet Credits (incl. Kenneth Macmillan), future performances etc.; VG] £4

1948 (16 Mch): DIE FLEDERMAUS in English (Sadler's Wells)
Marjorie Shires, Blanche Turner, Rowland Jones, John Wright, William Booth, Edmund Donlevy, Douglas Jones, Sheila Lucas, Anna Pollak, Leon Hochloff, John Greenwood, Jane Shore, Michael Hogan; c:James Robertson, dir:Hedley Briggs [16pp, 5x3.5; cast list, scene list, credits, "The Story of the Opera", chorus list, Ballet Credits (incl. Kenneth Macmillan), future performances etc.; VG] £4

1948 (27 Apr): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI in English (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones (as Turiddu), Kate Jackson (as Santuzza), Elizabeth Morgan, Edmund Donlevy, Sheila Lucas, Minnia Bower (as Nedda), Frank Sale (as Canio), Roderick Jones, Rhys Williams, Frederick Sharp; c:James Robertson, dir:John Donaldson, John Moody [16pp, 5x3.5; cast list, scene list, credits, synopses, chorus list, future performances etc.; VG] £4

1948-49 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1948 (4 Oct): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Rowland Jones, Kate Jackson, Olwen Price, Hervey Alan, Sheila Lucas, Marjorie Shires, Frank Sale, Arnold Matters, Rhys Williams, Frederick Sharp; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [12pp, 5x3.5; cast list, scene list, credits, Story of the Operas, chorus list etc.; title on cover, else VG] £3

1949 (17 May): CARMEN in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Minnia Bower (as Micaela), James Johnston (as Don Jose), Anna Pollak (as Carmen), Roderick Jones (as Escamillo); c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1949 (20 May): SIMONE BOCCANEGRA in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Frederick Sharp, Douglas Craig, Arnold Matters (as Boccanegra), Stanley Clarkson (as Fiesco), Joyce Gartside (as Amelia), Rowland Jones (as Gabriele Adorno), Rhys Williams; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1949 (21 May): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Edmund Donlevy (as Figaro), Minnia Bower (as Susanna), Hervey Alan, Olwen Price, Alla Pollak, Frederick Sharp (as Count Almaviva), John Wright, Marion Lowe (as Countess Almaviva), Charles Draper, Rhys Williams, Marion Studholme; c:James Robertson, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1949 (23 May): COSI FAN TUTTE in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Gerald Davies (as Ferrando), Frederick Sharp, Arnold Matters, Elsie Morison (as Fiordiligi), Anna Pollak, Minnia Bower; c:James Robertson, dir:Clive Carey [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, producer's note, chorus list, credits etc.; minor marks, flimsy, else VG] £2

1949 (24 May): THE BARTERED BRIDE in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Douglas Craig, Olwen Price, Minnia Bower (as Marenka), Stanley Clarkson, Kate Jackson, John Kentish (as Vasek), James Johnston (as Jenik), Howell Glynne (as Kecal), William Booth, Marion Studholme, John Blomley, Leon Hochloff, Gweneth Pike, Jacqueline St.Clere, Jack Carter, William Martin, Ivan Dragavze, Henry Miles; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1949-50 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1949 (3 Oct): CARMEN in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Cecil Lloyd, Marion Lowe, Rowland Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Anna Pollak, Elsie Morison, Marion Studholme, John Probyn, John Wright, John Kentish (and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Angela Wheeldon, Ben Williams, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst); c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [16pp, 5x3.6 small red; rumpled, else VG] £2

1949 (28 Nov): SIMONE BOCCANEGRA in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Frederick Sharp, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters (as Boccanegra), Stanley Clarkson, Joyce Gartside, Rowland Jones, Rhys Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [16pp, 5x3.5; cast list, credits, Story of the Opera, chorus list etc.; title on cover, else VG] £3

1950 (15 Feb): FAUST in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: James Johnston, Howell Glynne, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Anna Pollak, Amy Shuard, Patricia Black; in the Ballet for Walpurgis Night: David Gill, Joan Cadzow, David Blair, Elaine Fifield; and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Ben Williams, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Dennis Arundell [16pp, 5x3.6 small red; Producer's Note; slightly rumpled, rusty staples, else VG] £3

1950 (25 Feb): LA TRAVIATA in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Marjorie Shires, Denis Dowling, George James, Angela McGovern, Ben Williams, Kate Jackson, Ian MacPherson, Rhys Williams, Rowland Jones, Arnold Matters (and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst); c:Michael Mudie, dir:Joan Cross [16pp, 5x3.6; small red; cast list, synopsis, credits; slightly rumpled, rusty staples, else VG] £3

1950 (9 Mch): LA TRAVIATA in English (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Marjorie Shires, Denis Dowling, George James, Angela McGovern, Ben Williams, Kate Jackson, Ian MacPherson, Rhys Williams, Rowland Jones, Arnold Matters (and in the chorus: Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, Harold Blackburn, George Gorst); c:Michael Mudie, dir:Joan Cross [16pp, 5x3.6; small red; cast list, synopsis, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1950 (23 May): COSI FAN TUTTE in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Gerald Davies (as Ferrando), Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, Marion Lowe (as Fiordiligi), Anna Pollak, Marion Studholme; c:James Robertson, dir:Clive Carey [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, producer's note, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1950 (24 May): LA BOHEME in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Frederick Sharp (as Marcel), Gerald Davies (as Rudolph), Hervey Alan, Edmund Donlevy, Cecil Lloyd, Joyce Gartside (as Mimi), John Harvey, Minnia Bower, John Greenwood; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Edmund Donlevy [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1950 (29 May): HUGH THE DROVER in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: William Booth, Charles Draper, Elizabeth Thomas, Janet Leggat, Norah Meagher, Cecil Lloyd, James McKenna, Marion Gervaise, Desmond D'Arcy, Grace Rattray, Francis Snook, Joyce Gartside (as Mary), Olwen Price (as Aunt Jane), Rhys Williams, George James, Roderick Jones (as John), Leonard Hodgkinson, James Johnston (as Hugh), John Probyn; c:James Robertson, dir:Powell Lloyd [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1950 (2 Jun): LA TRAVIATA in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Marjorie Shires (as Violetta), John Probyn, George James, Angela McGovern, Ben Williams, Kate Jackson, Desmond D'Arcy, Rhys Williams, Gerald Davies (as Armand), Roderick Jones (as Georges Germont); c:Michael Mudie, dir:Joan Cross [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1950 (23 Jun): CARMEN in English (Bristol Hippodrome)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Anna Pollak, James Johnston, Minnia Bower, Denis Dowling, John Probyn, Hervey Alan, Elsie Morison, Marion Studholme, John Wright, John Kentish, c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, synopsis, chorus list, repertoire for 1 June-1 July etc.; rumpled, else VG] £3

1950 (1 Jul): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI in English (Bristol Hippodrome)
Sadler's Wells Opera: James McKenna, Kate Jackson, Olwen Price, Hervey Alan, Josephine Proust, Minnia Bower, Frank Sale, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish, Denis Dowling, c:Michael Mudie, dir:Edmund Donlevy, John Moody [cast list, credits, synopses, chorus list, repertoire for 1 June-1 July etc.; rumpled, else VG] £3

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