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Mefistofele 1884Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Boito's version of the Faust story has always struggled to compete with Gounod's more obviously popular version. After this tour, the Carl Rosa would put it away for a quarter century. The company never really fielded the spectacular choral forces required for the impressive prologue and epilogue.

Nevertheless, this team, with Marie Roze doubling Margherita and Helen of Troy, backed up by William Ludwig and Barton McGuckin, gave it a good chance.

Performance Cast

Mefistofele the devil

William Ludwig

Faust a learned doctor

Barton McGuckin


Marie Roze

Elena Helen of Troy

Marie Roze

Pantalis Helen's companion

Marian Burton

Production Cast


Theophile Marzials

Performance DatesMefistofele 1884

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

21 Nov, 00.00

Royalty, Glasgow | Glasgow

28 Nov, 00.00

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