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1950-51 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1950 (30 Sep ev.): FALSTAFF (Sadler's Wells)
William Booth, Arnold Matters (as Falstaff), Gwilym Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Anna Pollak, Marion Lowe (as Mistress Ford), Olwen Price, Marjorie Shires, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp (as Ford), Ben Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1950 (3 Nov): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Sadler's Wells)
Gerald Davies, Minnia Bower, Blanche Turner, John Kentish, William Booth, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, Jean Mountford, Anna Pollak, Leon Hochloff, Howell Glynne; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Hedley Briggs, John Donaldson [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1951 (3 Jan): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Sadler's Wells)
Gerald Davies, Minnia Bower, Blanche Turner, John Wright, William Booth, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, Joyce Bell, Anna Pollak, Leon Hochloff, Howell Glynne; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Hedley Briggs, John Donaldson [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, title on cover, else VG] £4

1951 (20 Jan): THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Sadler's Wells)
Cecil Lloyd, John Kentish (as Count Almavia), Edmund Donlevy (as Figaro), Marion Studholme (as Rosina), George James (as Dr Bartolo), Sheila Rex, Leon Hochloff, Charles Draper, Desmond D'Arcy, Ivor Ingham, Harold Blackburn; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951 (24 Jan): DON CARLOS (Sadler's Wells)
James Johnston, Josephine Proust, Joan Hammond, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Stanley Clarkson, Amy Shuard (as Eboli), James McKenna, Hervey Alan; c:Michael Mudie, dir:George Devine [12pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1951 (3 Feb): COSI FAN TUTTE (Sadler's Wells)
Gerald Davies (as Ferrando), Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, Marion Lowe (as Fiordiligi), Anna Pollak, Minnia Bower; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Clive Carey [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, producer's note, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951 (17 Feb): FALSTAFF (Sadler's Wells)
William Booth, Arnold Matters (as Falstaff), Gwilym Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Anna Pollak, Marion Lowe (as Mistress Ford), Olwen Price (as Dame Quickly), Marjorie Shires, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp (as Ford), Ben Williams; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951 (22 Feb): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Edmund Donlevy (as Leporello), Frederick Sharp (as Don Giovanni), Blanche Turner (as Donna Anna), Stanley Clarkson, Gerald Davies (as Don Ottavio), Marjorie Shires (as Donna Elvira), Minnia Bower, Harold Blackburn; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Geoffrey Dunn [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951 (26 Feb): THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Sadler's Wells)
Cecil Lloyd, Gerald Davies (as Count Almavia), Edmund Donlevy (as Figaro), Marjorie Shires (as Rosina), George James (as Dr Bartolo), Olwen Price, Leon Hochloff, Hervey Alan, Desmond D'Arcy, Ivor Ingham, Charles Draper; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951 (3 Mch): SCHOOL FOR FATHERS [I Quattro Rusteghi] - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Howell Glynne, George James, Kate Jackson, Joyce Bell, Gerald Davies, Stanley Clarkson, Marion Lowe, John Kentish, Hervey Alan; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.black lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951 (16 Mch): SCHOOL FOR FATHERS [I Quattro Rusteghi] - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Howell Glynne, George James, Kate Jackson, Joyce Bell, Gerald Davies, Stanley Clarkson, Marion Lowe, John Kentish, Hervey Alan; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1951 (19 Mch): THE BARTERED BRIDE (Sadler's Wells)
Cecil Lloyd, Olwen Price, Minnia Bower (as Marenka), Charles Draper, Kate Jackson, John Kentish (as Vasek), Gerald Davies (as Jenik), Howell Glynne (as Kecal), William Booth, Elizabeth Boyd, John Blomley, Leon Hochloff, Annette Page, Doreen Tempest, Donald McAlpine, Michael Hogan, David Gill, Sheilah O'Reilly; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.black lettering; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £1

1951 (31 Mch): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Edmund Donlevy (as Leporello), Arnold Matters (as Don Giovanni), Eleanor Houston (as Donna Anna), Hervey Alan, Gerald Davies (as Don Ottavio), Marjorie Shires (as Donna Elvira), Minnia Bower, George James; c:James Robertson, dir:Geoffrey Dunn [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.black lettering; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951 (10 May): KATYA KABANOVA (Sadler's Wells)
Robert Thomas, Sheila Rex, Stanley Clarkson (as Dikoy), Rowland Jones (as Boris), Rose Carlton, Kate Jackson (as Kabanicha), John Kentish (as Tichon), Marion Studholme, Amy Shuard (as Katya), Harold Blackburn; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.black lettering; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951 (6 Jun): KATYA KABANOVA (Sadler's Wells)
Robert Thomas, Sheila Rex, Stanley Clarkson, Rowland Jones (as Boris), Rose Carlton, Kate Jackson (as Kabanicha), John Kentish, Marion Studholme, Amy Shuard (as Katya), Harold Blackburn; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 white w.red lettering; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, title on cover, else VG] £4

1951 (25 Jun): THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Cecil Lloyd, Gerald Davies (as Count Almaviva), Denis Dowling (as Figaro), Marjorie Shires (as Rosina), Arnold Matters (as Dr Bartolo), Olwen Price, Leon Hochloff, Hervey Alan, Desmond D'Arcy, Ivor Ingham, Charles Draper; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1951 (26 Jun): DIDO AND AENEAS, HARLEQUIN IN APRIL and LES RENDEZVOUS (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera and Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet: Eleanor Houston (as Dido), Marjorie Shires, Glenice Halliday, Anna Pollak, Sheila Rex, Helen Hillier, John Probyn (as Aeneas), John Kentish, Svetlana Beriosova, David Blair, Pirmin Trecu, Donald McAlpine, Peter Wright, Annette Page, Donald Britton, Maureen Bruce, Elaine Fifield; c:James Robertson, dir:Geoffrey Dunn, choreographed by Alfred Rodrigues (Dido); c: Guy Warrack, choreographed by John Cranko (Harlequin); c: Guy Warrack, choreographed by Frederick Ashton (Rendezvous) [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast lists, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1951 (2 Jul): FAUST in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera and Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet: Rowland Jones (as Faust), Hervey Alan (as Mephistopheles), Cecil Lloyd, Frederick Sharp (as Valentine), Anna Pollak, Amy Shuard (as Marguerite), Olwen Price, David Poole, Joan Cadzow, David Blair, Stella Claire, Annette Page, Peter Wright; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Dennis Arundell, choreographed by Pauline Grant [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, long producer's note, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £3

1951 (3 Jul): SIMONE BOCCANEGRA in English (New Theatre, Oxford)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Frederick Sharp, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters (as Boccanegra), Stanley Clarkson (as Fiesco), Eleanor Houston (as Amelia), James Johnston (as Gabriele Adorno), Rhys Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £3

1951-52 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1951 (Aug-Oct): REPERTOIRE LEAFLET (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera and Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet: Brief cast lists for all 39 Opera and Ballet performances between 26th August and 29th September 1951 (fascinating!) w.Minnia Bower, Patricia Howard, Marion Lowe, Marjorie Shires, Amy Shuard, Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Gerald Davies, Rowland Jones, John Kentish, Robert Thomas, Edmund Donlevy, Denis Dowling, Arnold Matters, John Probyn, Frederick Sharp, Hervey Alan, Stanley Clarkson, George James, Gita Denise, Howell Glynne, Valetta Iacopi, James Johnston, Roderick Jones, Redvers Llewellyn, Raymond Nilsson, Arthur Servent, Victoria Sladen, Joan Stuart etc.; conductors: Michael Mudie, James Robertson; assistant conductor: Charles Mackerras; future schedule (1 - 17 Oct 1951), prices, company list [6pp, 5x8; slightly rumpled, else VG; fascinating and uncommon] £4

1951 (24 Oct): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Patricia Howard, Amy Shuard (as Musetta), Robert Thomas, Frederick Sharp; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Edmund Donlevy [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1951 (13 Dec): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
Anna Pollak, Minnia Bower, Robert Thomas, John Probyn, Stanley Clarkson; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (5 Jan matinee): HANSEL AND GRETEL (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Kate Jackson, Hervey Alan, Angela Wheeldon, Patricia Howard, Valetta Iacopi; c:James Robertson, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (5 Jan evening): MADAM BUTTERFLY (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones, William Booth, Olwen Price, Denis Dowling, Amy Shuard, Ivor Ingham, Charles Draper, Cecil Lloyd, Glenice Halliday; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (7 Jan): TOSCA (Sadler's Wells)
Frances Martin, Harold Blackburn, Charles Draper, Rowland Jones, Victoria Sladen, Roderick Jones, Rhys Williams, Cecil Lloyd, Glenice Halliday, Vernon Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Producer's Note, Chorus list, credits etc; rumpled] £1

1952 (15 Jan): SCHOOL FOR FATHERS (I Quattro Rusteghi) - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Sadler's Wells)
Marion Studholme, Anna Pollak, Howell Glynne, George James, Kate Jackson, Jane Gilbert, Gerald Davies, Stanley Clarkson, Marion Lowe, John Kentish, Hervey Alan; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Programme note, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (23 Jan): IL TROVATORE (Sadler's Wells)
Stanley Clarkson, Dora Drake, Angela Wheeldon, Frederick Sharp, James Johnston, Olwen Price, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (5 Feb): WERTHER (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters, Marion Lowe, Marion Studholme, Marlene Maddox, Judy Harris, Romano Sadotti, William Welch, Terence Austin, Anthony Valentine, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish, George James, Elizabeth Turner, William Davies; c:James Robertson, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (12 Feb): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
William Davies, Joan Stuart, Robert Thomas, Hervey Alan, Anna Pollak, Jean Mountford, Sheila Rex, John Probyn, John Faassen, Gwilym Jones; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (20 Feb): CARMEN (Sadler's Wells)
William Davies, Marion Lowe, Robert Thomas, George James, Anna Pollak, Kate Jackson, Sheila Rex, John Probyn, John Faassen, John Kentish; c:James Robertson, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; VG] £3

1952 (27 Feb): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Geraint Evans (as Leporello), Frederick Sharp (as Don Giovanni), Dora Drake (as Donna Anna), Stanley Clarkson, Gerald Davies, Joan Stuart, Patricia Howard, Harold Blackburn; c:James Robertson, dir:Geoffrey Dunn [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, chorus list, credits etc; VG] £4

1952 (3 Mch): IL TROVATORE (Sadler's Wells)
Hervey Alan, Victoria Elliott, Angela Wheeldon, John Hargreaves, Anthony Marlowe, Jean Watson, Charles Draper, Rhys Williams; c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Moody [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (13 May): THE BARTERED BRIDE (Sadler's Wells)
John Faassen, Olwen Price, Minnia Bower, Stanley Clarkson, Kate Jackson, John Kentish, James Johnston, Howell Glynne, William Booth, Patricia Howard, John Blomley, Leon Hochloff, Annette Page, Maureen Bruce, Stanley Holden, Donald Britton, David Gill, Sheilah O'Reilly; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (10 Jun): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Robert Thomas, Stanley Clarkson, Cecil Lloyd, John Probyn, Elisabeth Robinson, Joan Stuart, Sheila Rex, David Gill, Pauline Wadsworth, Peter Wright, Stella Claire; c:Michael Mudie, dir:Dennis Arundell [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952 (12 Jun): EUGENE ONEGIN (Sadler's Wells)
Amy Shuard, Elisabeth Robinson, Anna Pollak, Olwen Price, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish, John Faassen, Vernon Williams, George James; c:James Robertson, dir:George Devine [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes and story of the Opera, Chorus list, credits etc; slightly scruffy] £3

1952-53 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1952 (12 Sep): EUGENE ONEGIN (Sadler's Wells)
Marjorie Elliott (for Amy Shuard), Elisabeth Robinson, Anna Pollak, Olwen Price, Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, Rhys Williams, John Faassen, Vernon Williams, George James, c:Lawrance Collingwood, dir:George Devine [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; with press cutting relating to the last-minute substitution in the role of Tatiana; cast list, synopsis, chorus list (including Peter Glossop and David Ward) etc.; minor marks, lightly creased, else VG] £3

1952 (30 Dec): THE SERAGLIO (Sadler's Wells)
Gavin Gordon, Rowland Jones (as Belmonte), Jennifer Vyvyan (as Constanza), Marion Studholme (as Blonda), Ereach Riley, Stanley Clarkson, David Ward (as A Mute), Cragg Sinkinson, c:James Robertson, dir:Clive Carey [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, notes, credits, chorus list; slightly rumpled, minor marks, title on cover, else VG] £2

1953 (2 Jan): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Joan Stuart, Robert Thomas, Frederick Sharp, Stanley Clarkson, c:Marcus Dods [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; slightly rumpled] £3

1953 (3 Mch): THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Sadler's Wells)
Cecil Lloyd, Gerald Davies (as Count Almaviva), Denis Dowling (as Figaro), Marion Studholme (as Rosina), George James (as Bartolo), Olwen Price, John Harvey, Stanley Clarkson, William Davies, Ivor Ingham, Charles Draper, c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Gavin Gordon [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, title on cover, else VG] £3

1953 (4 Mch): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Robert Thomas, Patricia Howard, Frederick Sharp, George James, John Probyn, Amy Shuard (as Musetta), Cecil Lloyd, John Greenwood, Peter Glossop and David Ward in chorus, c:Michael Mudie, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1953 (9 May): THE SERAGLIO (Sadler's Wells)
Gavin Gordon, Rowland Jones (as Belmonte), Jennifer Vyvyan (as Constanza), Marion Studholme, Ereach Riley, Stanley Clarkson (as Osmin), David Ward (as A Mute), Cragg Sinkinson; c:Charles Mackerras, dir:Clive Carey [8pp, 5x7.25 black & white; cast list, Note by Edward J Dent, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £3

1953-54 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1954 (24 Feb): CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI (Sadler's Wells)
Cavalleria: Robert Thomas, Amy Shuard, Olwen Price, Alfred Orda, Elisabeth Robinson; Pagliacci: Victoria Elliott, Frank Sale, Frederick Sharp, Ereach Riley, John Probyn, Ava June in chorus as contralto, c:Leo Quayle and Marcus Dods, dir:Gavin Gordon, John Donaldson [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, vertical bend, else VG] £3

1954 (25 Feb): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Sadler's Wells)
Arnold Matters (as Figaro), Marjorie Shires (as Susanna), Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Anna Pollak, John Hargreaves (as Count Almaviva), Thomas Round, Joan Stuart (as Countess Almaviva), John Faassen, Rhys Williams, June Bronhill (as Barbarina); c:Edric Cundell, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, programme note, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, vertical bend, else VG] £3

1954 (19 Mch): THE PEARL FISHERS (Sadler's Wells)
Patricia Howard, Robert Thomas, John Hargreaves, David Ward; c:Vilem Tausky, dir:Basil Coleman [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (25 Mch): DON PASQUALE (Sadler's Wells)
Owen Brannigan, Denis Dowling, Gerald Davies, Marjorie Shires, Cecil Lloyd; c:James Robertson, dir:Basil Coleman [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (10 Jun): THE PEARL FISHERS (Sadler's Wells)
Marjorie Shires, Gerald Davies, Alfred Orda, David Ward; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Basil Coleman [8pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (18 Jun): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (New Theatre Oxford)
Denis Dowling (as Figaro), Marion Studholme (as Susanna), Harold Blackburn, Sheila Rex, Anna Pollak, Frederick Sharp (as Count Almaviva), Thomas Round (as Don Basilio), Joan Stuart (as Countess Almaviva), Charles Draper, Rhys Williams, June Bronhill (as Barbarina); c:James Robertson, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, Note by Edward J Dent, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £3

1954-55 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1954 (27 Oct): THE PEARL FISHERS (Sadler's Wells)
Patricia Howard, Robert Thomas, Alfred Orda, David Ward; c:Leo Quayle, dir:Basil Coleman [12pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (20 Nov): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Sadler's Wells)
Ereach Riley, June Bronhill (as Adele), Marjorie Shires (as Rosalinda), Thomas Round (as Eisenstein), William Booth, Denis Dowling (as Falke), Frederick Sharp, Jane Gilbert, Anna Pollak, Vernon Williams, Gavin Gordon; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Gavin Gordon [12pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, light vertical bend, else else VG] £3

1954 (3 Dec): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones, Stanley Clarkson, Peter Glossop (as Wagner), John Hargreaves, Anna Pollak, Joan Stuart, Patricia Johnson, David Gill, Yvonne Cartier, Walter Trevor, Annette Page; c:Alexander Gibson, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.6x8.4 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955 (23 Feb): TOSCA (Sadler's Wells)
Amy Shuard, Rowland Jones, John Hargreaves, John Probyn, Harold Blackburn, Rhys Williams, Cecil Lloyd, Patricia Johnson (as Shepherd-boy), Rita Hunter and Ava June (as contralto) in chorus, c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Dennis Arundell [12pp, 5.5x8.5 larger black & white; light creases, else VG] £4

1955 (5 Apr): LA TRAVIATA (Sadler's Wells)
Marjorie Shires (as Violetta), John Probyn, Harold Blackburn, Sheila Rex, Ben Williams, Helen Hillier, Peter Glossop (as Marquis d'Obigny), Rhys Williams, William McAlpine (as Armand), Frederick Sharp (as Georges Germont); c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Joan Cross, Gavin Gordon [12pp, 5.75x8.5 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, chorus list (including Rita Hunter and Ava June), repertoire list, credits; rumpled, else VG] £2

1955-56 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1955 (19 Nov): COSI FAN TUTTE (Sadler's Wells)
Rowland Jones, Denis Dowling, Owen Brannigan, Jennifer Vyvyan, Anna Pollak, Marion Studholme; c:Edric Cundell, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.5x8.5 larger black & white; cast list, synopsis of scenes, producer's note, chorus and orchestra lists, credits etc.; VG] £4

1955 (10 Dec): SIMONE BOCCANEGRA (Sadler's Wells)
Frederick Sharp, Peter Glossop (as Pietro), John Hargreaves, Howell Glynne, Victoria Elliott, James Johnston, Joseph Powell; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Moody [12pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis, company lists, credits etc.; light bend, else VG] £4

1956 (13 Jan): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Owen Brannigan, Denis Dowling, Patricia Bartlett, Stanley Clarkson, William McAlpine, Joan Stuart, Patricia Howard, Peter Glossop (as Masetto); c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis, company lists, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956 (25 Feb): DON GIOVANNI (Sadler's Wells)
Owen Brannigan, Denis Dowling, Patricia Bartlett, David Ward, Rowland Jones, Joan Stuart, Patricia Howard, Kenneth Fawcett; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [8pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, company lists, credits etc.; rumpled and folded, but intact] £1

1956 (11 May): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Frederick Sharp, William McAlpine, David Ward, Peter Glossop, Cecil Lloyd, Irene Salemka (as Mimi), Ben Williams, Elizabeth Fretwell, Charles Draper, Gomer Morris, Vernon Williams; c:Leo Quayle, dir:John Donaldson [12pp, 5.7x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, story of the opera, chorus and orchestra lists, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956 (22 Jun): THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (New Theatre Oxford)
Denis Dowling (as Figaro), Patricia Howard (as Susanna), Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Anna Pollak, John Hargreaves (as Count Almaviva), Thomas Round, Joan Stuart (as Countess Almaviva), Harold Blackburn, Gwent Lewis, Joan Smalley, Joan Clarkson, Rita Hunter (as A Girl); c:Alexander Gibson, dir:Douglas Seale [12pp, 4,9x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, note by Edward J Dent, chorus list, credits etc.; VG] £3

1956-57 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
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1957-58 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1958 (Summer): THE MERRY WIDOW in English (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: June Bronhill/Joyce Blackham, Thomas Round/John Larsen, Howell Glynne, Marion Lowe/Deirdre Thurlow, Rowland Jones/Charles Craig, Denis Dowling, John Kentish, John Larsen/Cragg Sinkinson, Deirdre Thurlow/Angela Wheeldon, Raimund Herincx, Lily Gribbin, William Booth, Sheila Rex, Gwilym Jones, Angela Wheeldon, Janet Leggat, Irene Carpenter, Joan Clarkson, Dorothy Clarkson, c:Alexander Gibson/William Reid, dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 5x7.5 purple/white cover; vertical fold, else VG] £3

1958-59 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1959 (Summer): DIE FLEDERMAUS in English (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Rowland Jones/Gerald Davies, Marion Studholme/June Bronhill, Victoria Elliott/Joan Stuart, Alexander Young/Peter Grant, Edward Byles/Gwilym Jones, John Heddle Nash/Raimund Herincx, Frederick Sharp/Eric Shilling, Deirdre Thurlow, Angela Wheeldon, Dorothy Nash, Barbara Wells, Anna Pollak/Patricia Johnson, Gordon Traynor, Howell Glynne/Ronald Stear, c:Vilem Tausky, dir:Wendy Toye [12pp, 5x7.5 purple/white cover; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959-60 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1959 (Nov): THE MERRY WIDOW in English (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Leon Greene/Howell Glynne, Marion Lowe/Deirdre Thurlow, Peter Grant (as Count Danilo Danilovitch), June Bronhill (as Anna Glavari), Rowland Jones, Frederick Sharp, John Kentish/Stanley Bevan, Jon Weaving, Cynthia Morey, Robert Eddie, Lily Gribbin, Alfred Oldridge, Sheila Rex, Gwilym Jones, June Johnstone, Beryl Cornish, Margarita Helios, Suzanne Steele, c:William Reid, dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 4.9x7.25 purple/white cover; vertical fold, else VG] £2

1960 (24 Feb): TANNHAUSER (Theatre Royal, Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Joan Stuart, Rosina Raisbeck, Ronald Dowd, John Lawrenson, Tom Swift, Stanislav Pieczora, c:James Robertson, dir:Anthony Besch [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast, credits, synopsis; rumpled, else VG] £1

1960 (22 Mch): TANNHAUSER (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Joan Stuart, Rae Woodland, Ronald Dowd, John Lawrenson, Tom Swift, David Ward, Alberto Remedios, Donald McIntyre, Leon Greene, c:James Robertson, dir:Anthony Besch [8pp, 7x9; cast, credits, synopsis; rumpled, else VG] £1

1960 (21 May): DIE FLEDERMAUS (Liverpool Empire)
Victoria Elliott, Peter Grant, Joseph Powell, Iris Kells, John Heddle Nash, John Hargreaves, Ann Robson, Charles Draper, c:Warwick Braithwaite, dir:Wendy Toye [12pp, 5.6x8.75; cast, credits, notes; VG] £3

1960 (May): ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD - Offenbach (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
Cynthia Morey, June Bronhill, Kevin Miller, Jon Weaving, Sophie Trant, Eric Stannard, Irene Carpenter, Leon Greene, Margaret Nisbett, Diana Chadwick, Gillian Ashby, Eric Shilling, Sheila Rex, Suzanne Steele, William McGovern, Rachel Conway, Alan Morrell, Deirdee Thurlow, June Johnstone, Peter Firman, Peter Tracey, Arthur Thelwell, Jane Whitehead, Basil Hemming, Beryl Cornish, Alan Crofoot, John Fryatt, Laurence Folley, Carmelino Satariano, Stanley Bevan, Roger Labee; c:Alexander Faris, dir:Wendy Toye [8pp, 7.1x9.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, The Legend of Orpheus, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1960 (Aug): MERRIE ENGLAND - Edward German (Sadler's Wells) Souvenir Programme
Ava June, Stanley Bevan, Eric Stannard, Peter Tracey, John Fryatt, Leon Greene, Lawrence Folley, Sylvia Rowlands, Peter Firman, John Hargreaves, Graham Curnow, John Carolan, Denis Dowling, Alfred Oldridge, Carl Abrahamson, William Cuthbertson, Paul Janssen, Arthur Thelwell, Joan Stuart, Arthur Gomez, Anna Pollak; c:James Robertson/John Barker, dir:Dennis Arundell [20pp, 7.3x9.75; 12 excellent photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

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