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Jeanie Deans 1894Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The world première of Hamish MacCunn's successful opera derived from Scott. Its initial success did not last, and it has rarely been revived since the First World War. The composer conducted the first performance, though, it seems, not the second. The company conductors on this tour were Luigi Arditi, Cllaude Jacquinot and Gustave Slapoffski - which of them conducted on Saturday is yet to be discovered, though the last was certainly involved with the production.

The cast is derived from a programme in the National Library of Scotland (NLS) collection. A programme also survives in the Mitchell Library (21 November).

Performance Cast

Jeanie Deans

Marie Duma

George Staunton alias Robertson, lover of Effie Deans

Charles Hedmondt

Effie Deans

Alice Esty

Davie Deans a Cameronian, father of Jeanie and Effie

Alec Marsh

John Dumbie Laird of Dumbiedykes

Lempriere Pringle

Madge Wildfire an outcast gypsy

Luise Meisslinger

John, Duke of Argyll

Frank Wood

Queen Caroline Consort of George II

Minnie Hunt

Janet Balcristie

Alice Barth


George Fox

Lady Suffolk Lady in Waiting to the Queen

Eleanor Harwood

Performance DatesJeanie Deans 1894

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

15 Nov, 19.30 17 Nov, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

21 Nov, 19.30 24 Nov, 14.00 26 Nov, 19.30 30 Nov, 19.30

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