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Cavalleria Rusticana 1958Touring Opera 58

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This little documented organisation was formed "in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain" and toured for a season with artists from the defunct Carl Rosa company, which had always been refused significant Arts Council support. It claimed a company of 130 - eighty artists  and fifty musicians. Sadler's Wells were also visiting Scotland by now, though usually in the spring.

Sets and costumes designed by Powell Lloyd were by courtesy of Sadler's Wells Opera.

The Scottish tour, starting on 22 September, consisted of only two weeks, one in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen. The repertoire held few surprises:

Glasgow Mon, Barber; Tue Bartered Bride; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Carmen; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Barber; Sat eve Bartered Bride.

Aberdeen Mon Bartered Bride; Tue Carmen; Wed Barber; Thu Butterfly; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Carmen; Sat eve Cav & Pag.

The Glasgow cast is from a programme in the OperaScotland collection; that for Aberdeen from a programme in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Marie Collier (Sep 24; Oct 4)

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Julia Bouttell (Sep 24)

Barbara Howitt (Oct 4)

Alfio the village carter

Gwyn Griffiths (Sep 24; Oct 4)

Turiddu a young soldier

Brychan Powell (Sep 24; Oct 4)

Lola Alfio’s wife

Norma Kubel (Sep 24)

Anne Edwards (Oct 4)

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1958

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Sep, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

4 Oct, 19.30

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