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Navarraise 1894Royal Italian Opera Company

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Touring to Scotland only three months after its première, La navarraise seems a strange companion piece for Gluck's Orfeo - as indeed was Pagliacci on the previous year's visit by Sir Augustus Harris's company from Covent Garden.  However Massenet packs a lot of powerfully effective music into three-quarters of an hour.

Philip Brozel was at the start of a distinguished career, while Armand Castelmary was nearing the end of one in which he created roles at the Paris Opéra in works by Meyerbeer (Don Diego in L'africaine); Thomas (Horatio in Hamlet);  and Verdi (the Monk in Don Carlos).

Performance Cast

Anita a girl from Navarre

Pauline Joran (Sep 15 m, 19)

Araquil a sergeant

Philip Brozel (Sep 15 m; 19)

Garrido a general

Armand Castelmary (Sep 15 m, 19)

Remigio Araquil's father

Signor Villani (Sep 15 m, 19)

Bustamente a sergeant

Giuseppe Maggi (Sep 15 m, 19)

Ramon a captain

Iginio Corsi (Sep 15 m, 19)

Performance DatesNavarraise 1894

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

15 Sep, 14.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Sep, 19.30

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