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Poet's Dream 1898Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa company tried several times to follow up on the huge popular success of Faust, Carmen and Mignon, but nothing else by Thomas or other French composers had the same impact. The radical adaptation of this piece provided by William Beatty Kingston converted Shakespeare into Pedro Valdez, Sir John Falstaff into Don Federigo de Pardan, and Queen Elizabeth into Duchess Erminia - all to no avail, though it was admitted that the work contained a good deal of attractive music.

The cast is drawn from a programme pserved in Edinburgh Central Library for the matinee performance in the Lyceum dated 26 February.

Performance Cast

Pedro Valdez a poet

Robert Cunningham

Don Federigo de Pardan ranger of Aranjuez Park

Lempriere Pringle

Count Esteban de Sandoval a grandee of Spain

Frank Wood

Erminia Duchess of Restina

Cecile Lorraine

Dona Olivia cousin to Erminia

Lily Heenan

Diego a tavern keeper

George Fox

Paquita Diego's niece

Lillie Williams

Performance DatesPoet's Dream 1898

Map List

Royalty, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Feb, 19.30

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

23 Feb, 00.00 26 Feb, 14.00

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