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The UK premiere at Oxford was given by the Oxford University Opera Club, and might best have been described as 'semi-professional', though it saw the start of a notable career, in the operatic debut of Janet Baker.188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:22, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
I saw it - in 1956, (NOT 1955 - I think the OUOC's production in 1955 had been "La Jolie Fille de Perth") as the Wikipedia article on Janet Baker confirms. The stage was "professional", the orchestra a bit semi, though the horn solos(especially in act II) were very good. For the time, the standard was about up to touring opera (Carl Rosa was still active then) on an off-nightDelahays (talk) 13:12, 18 November 2017 (UTC).