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Faust 1925Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Scotsman (13 April reviewed a performance of Samson and Delilah as well as Faust.

Of Faust, it was said "it has an apparently unshakable hold on public favour, for the house was crowded in every part.  "Both performances were of a kind which merited the hearty approval with which they were received.  After a week of Carl Rosa performances one fact which emerges is that the organisation which for over half a century has done so much  to keep opera alive in this country, is advancing steadily in the artistic quality and general efficiency of its work.  A new management is making its influence felt, and it is satisfactory to observe pubic appreciation of the fact reflected in much larger audiences than were secured here a year ago."

"Mr Horace Vincent made an excellent Faust, singing the music of the part with great beauty of tone, and being sufficiently dramatic in a role in which to be dramatic without overstepping the demands of the character is none too easy.  Miss Maud Neilson's Marguerite was a sympathetic and delightful impersonation, while Mr John Kelly made a highly effective Mephistopheles."

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Horace Vincent (Apr 11)

Méphistophélès the devil

John Kelly (Apr 11)

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Flintoff Moore (Apr 11)

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

William Minette (Apr 11)


Maud Neilson (Apr 11)

Beatrice Miranda

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Olive Gilbert (Apr 11)

Marthe a neighbour

Ella Mayne (Apr 11)

Performance DatesFaust 1925

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Mar, 19.15

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