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Huguenots 1891Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Advertisements described this as 'Meyerbeer's Grand Opera in 4 Acts' - which rather implies that the fifth and final act was omitted in its entirety, a solution commonly adopted at a time when opera performances had a generally accepted duration. Reviews confirm that the performance ended with the conspiracy scene and the great duet for Raoul and Valentine. Their meeting with his Huguenot colleagues and their slaughter at the hands of Valentine's father was omitted.

Georgina Burns, in her final tour with the company, had been too ill to sing two nights earlier, when the company had promised a rousing and spectacular start to their Edinburgh visit. If the substitution of Faust on the opening night was a source of disappointment for many, at least the fact that Huguenots was staged on the Wednesday would have appeased those members of Monday's audience who were able to return.

Performance Cast

Marguerite de Valois sister of the King of France

Amanda Fabris (Mar 31; Apr 4)

Alice Esty

Raoul de Nangis a Huguenot nobleman

Francesco Runcio (Mar 31)

Jean Dimitresco

Comte de Saint Bris a Catholic nobleman

Alec Marsh

Valentine daughter of Saint-Bris

Georgina Burns

Urbain page to Marguerite

Kate Drew (Mar 31; Apr 4)

Louise Lablache

Marcel Raoul's servant

Signor Abramoff (Mar 31; Apr 4)

Bowman Ralston

Comte de Nevers a Catholic nobleman

Leslie Crotty

Tavannes a Catholic gentleman

Rhys Thomas

Cossé a Catholic gentleman

Mr P Somers

Maurevert a Catholic nobleman

Charles Campbell


Mr E Albert (Mar 31; Apr 4)

Lempriere Pringle

First Maid of Honour

Annie Cook

Second Maid of Honour

Violet Kranski (Mar 31; Apr 4)

Lily Wilkins

Performance DatesHuguenots 1891

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

31 Mar, 19.15 4 Apr, 19.15 12 Nov, 00.00 17 Nov, 00.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

7 Apr, 00.00 25 Nov, 19.30

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