LAST EDITED ON 26-10-01 AT 06:09 PM (GMT)
A much, much better performance! - better conductor (Paul Hoskins), Acosta on top form, Nunez very nice, appreciative audience - shame they couldn't have opened with this one.
Kitri/Basilio - Nunez/Acosta
Don Q/Sancho Panza - Saunders/Sapsford
Gamache - Tuifa
Lorenzo - Page
Kitri's friends - Davies, Murphy
Street Dancer - Galeazzi
Espada - Harvey
Gypsy Boy - Kura
Queen of Dryads - Tapper
Amour - Barahona
Bridesmaid - Morera
And the 3 leading Dryads, who don't get their names in the programme, were Arestis, Ortueta and Yanowsky. (On Tuesday they were Valtat, Revie and Davies.) Vanessa Palmer excellent as a Gypsy Woman.
Stretton is certainly getting the soloists on stage - I feel I've seen more of them in 2 performances than usually in half a season!