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Tannhäuser 1935Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The cast for Tannhäuser is from our copy of the programme for Friday, 22 March. The Saturday performances were Die Fledermaus at the matinee and Faust in the evening.

The Welsh bass Howell Glynne had a long and notable career with Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden, and even sang with Scottish Opera in 1963. Here he sings the Landgrave, while in the 1938 performance he sings the less prominent role of Reinmar - clearly an unselfish 'company man'.

The Scotsman review (23 March) of the performance in Edinburgh credited in particular the performance of John Wright as Tannhauser 'whose singing and acting were cast in the grand style'.

An excerpt from the Edinburgh performance was broadcast live on the Scottish programme.

One week in Edinburgh, followed by two in Glasgow

Mon 18 Mar Fledermaus; Tue Traviata; Wed Elixir of Love; Thu Carmen; Fri Tannhauser; Sat m Fledermaus; Sat e Faust.

Mon 25 Mar Fledermaus; Tue Don Giovanni; Wed Faust; Thu Carmen; Fri Tannhauser; Sat m Rigoletto; Sat e Fledermaus.

Mon 1 Apr Carmen; Tue Faust; Wed Traviata; Thu Barber of Seville; Fri Elixir of Love; Sat m Fledermaus; Sat e Maritana.

Performance Cast


Pauline Maunder

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

John Wright

Shepherd boy

Ann Sholes

Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger

Leyland White

Hermann Landgrave of Thuringia

Howell Glynne

Walther von der Vogelweide a knight and minnesinger

David Jones 2

Heinrich der Schreiber a knight and minnesinger

William Lewis 2

Biterolf a knight and minnesinger

Charles Draper

Reinmar von Zweter a knight and minnesinger

Norman Jones

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Helen Ogilvie

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1935

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Mar, 19.30

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

29 Mar, 19.30

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