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Faust 1935Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa on tour maintained a long-upheld tradition by concluding their week in Edinburgh with an indelible popular favourite, played complete with ballet.

Of the Edinburgh performance, the Scotsman critic (25 March) said "one has memories of rather perfunctory late-night performances of Faust in the past. The perfunctory, however, does not exist for the Carl Rosa management, and Saturday night's performance of Gounod's opera reflected care in every detail."

According to the Scotsman review (28 March) of the Glasgow performance, 'The evening seemed to be as much enjoyed by the players as by the audience, the elan and freshness which they imparted into their work being very agreeable indeed.' A programme giving full cast for the performance at Glasgow's Kings Theatre is preserved in the archives of the National Library of Scotland.

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

Faust a learned doctor

John Wright

Méphistophélès the devil

Kingsley Lark

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Leyland White

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Charles Draper


Pauline Maunder

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Betty Thompson

Marthe a neighbour

Vanwy Davies

Performance DatesFaust 1935

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

23 Mar, 19.45

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

27 Mar, 19.45

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