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Bastien and Bastienne 1895Carl Rosa Opera Company

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A programme survives in the Mitchell dated 7 November giving the cast for Flying Dutchman, then Bohemian Girl on Friday 8 November and the Saturday matinee of 9 November, a double bill of Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.

The Edinburgh Evening News (13 May) says "Miss Heenan sang sweetly as Bastiemme, and Mr Stephen's fine voice had excellent opportunity in the lover's  part.   Mr G. A. Fox was satisfactory in the lover's part as Colas, but he might have spoken his lines more intelligibly."

Carl Rosa Opera’s spring tour consisted of a week in Glasgow, a week in Aberdeen and then two weeks in Edinburgh.  Over the four week period, the company gave 36 performances of eleven operas as follows:-

Royalty Theatre, Glasgow.  w/c 22 April Mon Tannhauser; Tue Ivanhoe; Wed Hansel and Gretel & Pagliacci; Thu m Hansel and Gretel; Thu evg Ivanhoe; Fri Hansel and Gretel & Bastien and Bastienne; Sat m Ivanhoe; Sat evg Bohemian Girl.

Her Majesty’s, Aberdeen.  w/c 29 April Mon Tannhauser, Tue Faust; Wed Bastien and Bastienne & Hansel and Gretel; Thu Carmen; Fri Ivanhoe; Sat m Bastien and Bastienne & Hansel and Gretel; Sat evg Lohengrin.

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh w/c 6 May Mon Tannhauser; Tue Jeanie Deans; Wed Pagliacci & Hansel and Gretel; Thu Carmen; Fri Ivanhoe; Sat m Bastien and Bastienne & Hansel and Gretel; evg Bohemian Girl.

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh w/c Mon 13 May Lohengrin; Tue Bastien and Bastienne & Hansel and Gretel; Wed Tannhauser; Thu Ivanhoe; Fri Pagliacci & Hansel and Gretel; Sat e Trovatore.

Carl Rosa Opera returned in November 1893 for two weeks in Glasgow. 

Performance Cast

Colas a quack magician

Arthur Winckworth

Bastien lover of Bastienne

Frank Wood

Mr Stephen (11 May)

Bastienne a shepherdess

Lily Heenan

Production Cast


Richard Eckhold

Performance DatesBastien and Bastienne 1895

Map List

Royalty, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Apr, 00.00

Her Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

1 May, 00.00 4 May, 14.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

11 May, 14.00 14 May, 00.00

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