Royal Italian Opera

 

Possible Succession of Flautists

(All dates approximate)

 

 

Date

Flautist

Position

1847-1851

Josť Ribas

1st Flute

de Folly/John Clinton

2nd Flute

 

 

 

1852-1862

Robert Sydney Pratten

1st Flute

John Clinton

2nd Flute

 

 

 

1863-1868

Robert Sydney Pratten

1st Flute

Oluf Svendsen

2nd Flute

 

 

 

1868-1872

John Radcliff

1st Flute

Oluf Svendsen

2nd Flute

 

 

 

1872-1882

John Radcliff

1st Flute

Odoardo Tamborini

2nd Flute

 

 

 

1882-1890

Unknown

1st Flute

Jacob Victor Buzian

2nd Flute

 

 

 

1890-1900

Frederick Griffith

1st Flute

Jacob Victor Buzian

2nd Flute

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:In the above table the position of individual flautists are assumed to be correct but the list of players is probably incomplete. The 1st Flute players may not have played at every performance. It is possible that those noted as second flute may have been assistant principals and others would have taken up the position of second and piccolo. Unfortunately the Royal Opera Archive does not hold any information on orchestral personnel between 1847 and 1892.

 

 

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