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Isadora is a comic opera in three acts by Luscombe Searelle (1853-1907)[1].

The title also found as Isidora.

The original text

First performed in 1885.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1887: Presented as Isidora by Luscombe Searelle and the Searelle Opera Company at the Theatre Royal, Cape Town as part of a popular six-month season of opera. Also toured to Port Elizabeth.


D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 385

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