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Robert the Devil 1897Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Meyerbeer's first outrageously successful Parisian grand opera was revived regularly through the nineteenth century, though it struggled to hold a place in the twentieth. Covent Garden and several other houses have given it a go in the twenty-first, though it seems unlikely ever to recover its initial popularity. Certainly the Carl Rosa didn't tour it again after this one season. But here the four difficult leading roles are cast with the company stars.

Performance Cast

Alice foster-sister of Robert

Alice Esty

Isabelle Princess of Sicily

Bessie Macdonald

Robert Duke of Normandy

Charles Hedmondt

Bertram the Unknown

Alec Marsh

Raimbaut a minstrel

William Gillard


George Fox


Mr P Somers

Production Cast


Claude Jaquinot

Performance DatesRobert the Devil 1897

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

28 Apr, 19.30

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

17 May, 00.00

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