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Diarmid 1897Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Diarmid was the keenly awaited successor to Jeanie Deans, and MacCunn's musical abilities were widely thought to have matured. However the Wagnerian orchestration did sometimes drown the singers. The libretto was not universally liked, and the opera disappeared quite quickly.

Philip Brozel and Louise Kirkby Lunn both repeated the success in Edinburgh and Glasgow that they had enjoyed a few weeks earlier in London. Cecile Lorraine, taking over Marie Duma's role, also seems to have acquitted herself well.

A programme for 20 November is preserved in the Mitchell Library

Performance Cast

Diarmid a Celtic hero, chief of the Feinne

Philip Brozel

Eila daughter of Fionn, stepdaughter of Grania

Louise Kirkby Lunn

Fionn King of the Feinne

Giuseppe Maggi

Grania Fionn's Queen

Cecile Lorraine

Eragon King of the Norsemen

Charles Tilbury

Freya Goddess of Love

Lydia Care

Production Cast


Richard Eckhold

Performance DatesDiarmid 1897

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

6 Nov, 19.30 11 Nov, 19.30 13 Nov, 14.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Nov, 19.30 20 Nov, 14.00

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