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Cid 1932Edinburgh Grand Opera

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In 1931, Edinburgh Grand scored a solid success in staging the Scottish première of Massenet's Hérodiade.

Now the chosen follow-up was a British première. To boost income, it alternated with the rather more popular French work, Carmen.

The guiding hands at Edinburgh Grand at this time were the former lead baritone and soprano from Carl Rosa, Hebden Foster and his wife Beatrice Miranda, who chose to live in Edinburgh during their retirement years. Their daughter appears among the dancers.

Performance Cast

Roi King of Castile

Robert Wilson

Comte de Gormas Count Gormas

William Rose

Chimène the Count's daughter

Kathleen Hardie

Infante daughter of the king

Lilian Barnes

Rodrigue Rodrigo 'Le Cid'

Alec Fortune

Don Diègue Don Diego, Rodrigo's father

Fred G King


Agnes Murray

Lalla Miranda Foster

Harry O'Neil

Lionel Valster

Performance DatesCid 1932

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

28 Mar, 19.30 30 Mar, 19.30 1 Apr, 19.30 2 Apr, 19.30

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