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Ruy Blas 1886Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Marchetti's major work had enjoyed an auspicious launching at La Scala, and was performed widely, reaching London (and Glasgow) in 1878. The Carl Rosa company introduced their production in Liverpool on 4 February 1886, before touring it extensively, and to judge from the starry cast, clearly gave it their best shot. But like many of their brave experiments, it didn't last for long.

#cast details are taken from an archived programme, accessible in the Edinburgh Room of Ediburgh Central Library

Performance Cast

Don Sallust de Bazan banished Prime Minister, in love with the Queen

Leslie Crotty

Ruy Blas Valet to Don Sallust, later disguised as Don Caesar de Bazan

Valentine Smith

Don Pedro di Guevara, Governor of Castile

Payne Clarke

Don Fernando di Cordova

Charles Campbell

Don Gurritano Grand Major Domo

Henry Pope

Don Manuel Arias Grand Equerry

W Hallen Mostyn


Mr S W Gilbert

Casilda lady in waiting to the Queen

Marian Burton

Donna Juana Giovanna de la Cueva, First Lady of Honour to the Queen

Jenny Dickerson

Donna Maria Marie de Neubourg, Queen of Spain

Marie Roze

Performance DatesRuy Blas 1886

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

10 Nov, 19.30

Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Nov, 00.00

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