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Orfeo ed Euridice 1894Royal Italian Opera Company

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Sir Augustus Harris brought his Royal Italian Opera  from Covent Garden for single weeks in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the first city receiving the Scottish premières of Meistersinger and Falstaff.

Gluck's Orfeo, featuring the Ravogli sisters, had in 1893 been coupled with the local première of Pagliacci. This year the coupling was another new piece of verismo, in Massenet's La Navarraise.

While the Gluck was admired, it can hardly be said to have been entirely respected, at least by management - the curtain fell after the moving performance  by Giulia Ravogli of 'Che farò.  Were the audience aware that they were missing some excellent material?

Performance Cast


Giulia Ravogli (Sep 15 m, 19)


Sofia Ravogli (Sep 15 m, 19)


Mdlle Biancoli (Sep 15 m)

Mathilde Bauermeister (Sep 19)

Performance DatesOrfeo ed Euridice 1894

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

15 Sep, 14.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Sep, 19.30

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