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07 May 2008

A knight at the opera

falstaff_SNO.pngBy TIM CORNWELL [The Scotsman, 8 May 2008]

A BAWDY bedroom scene is playing on Scottish Opera’s rehearsal stage. Baritone Peter Sidhom, playing Sir John Falstaff – in a padded fat suit that bulges bizarrely from both his front and rear – is comically attempting to pin soprano Amanda Roocroft on the bed.

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