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Fledermaus 1937Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Kingsley Lark's production of Die Fledermaus, first given in 1935, returned for a second viewing, with many of the original cast.

One newcomer was the Adele, Elsie Griffin bringing many years' experience of Gilbert & Sullivan performance with D'Oyly Carte. The Blue Danube Ballet, inserted into the second act, was 'arranged' (not choreographed) by Doola Baker, who was one of the seven dancers to appear.

The cast for Edinburgh is from a programme held by OperaScotland, that for Glasgow from one in the A M Gardiner collection (Mitchell Library).  One from Glasgow (29 March) is held in the National Library of Scotland, too. 

This was part of Carl Rosa Opera's 1937 tour. (They had missed out visiting Scotland in 1936).

A conventional repertoire was presented for a week at the King's Theatre Edinburgh, followed by two weeks at the King's Theatre Glasgow.

Mon 23 Mar Cav & Pag; Tue Butterfly; Wed Boheme; Thu Faust; Fri Fledermaus; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Carmen.

Mon 30 Fledermaus; Tue Boheme; Wed Carmen; Thu Traviata; Fri Tannhauser; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust

Mon 5 Apr Butterfly; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed Fledermaus; Thu Carmen; Fri Cav & Pag; Sat m Boheme; Sat e Maritana

Performance Cast

Alfred an Italian tenor and admirer of Rosalinde

John Torney

Adele the Eisensteins' maid

Elsie Griffin

Rosalinde wife of Eisenstein

Pauline Maunder (Mar 26)

Helen Ogilvie (Apr 7)

Gabriel von Eisenstein

Ivor John (Mar 26)

John McKenna (Apr 7)

Blind Eisenstein's lawyer

Gwilym Jones

Falke a notary and friend of Eisenstein

Hubert Dunkerley (Mar 26)

George Hancock (Apr 7)

Frank prison governor

Kingsley Lark

Orlofsky a rich young Russian prince

Betty Thompson

Ida Adele's sister

Frances Martin

Ivan Orlofsky's servant

Norman Jones

Frosch prison warder

Howell Glynne

Performance DatesFledermaus 1937

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Mar, 19.45

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

29 Mar, 19.45 7 Apr, 19.45

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