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Barbiere di Siviglia 1869Corri's Grand English Opera Company

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In addition to the performance in Dundee, the company travelled to Arbroath on April 15 (a local holiday in Dundee) to give a performance in the new Public Hall.

This was claimed to be the first professional operatic performance in Arbroath.  The very long programme for the evening consisted of a complete performance of The Barber (cast as advertised),  preceded by two acts of Il trovatore.

A special train left Arbroath at midnight, dropping off members of the audience at Carnoustie before returning the performers to their lodgings in Dundee.

This cast is as advertised for Arbroath.

Performance Cast

Count Almaviva

William Parkinson (Apr 15)

Figaro a barber

Henry Corri (Apr 15)

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Kate Villiers (Apr 15)

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Mr J F Cook (Apr 15)

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Haydn Corri (Apr 15)

Production Cast


John Pew (Apr 15)

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1869

Map List

Theatre Royal, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

5 Mar, 19.45 9 Mar, 19.45

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

31 Mar, 19.30

Public Hall, Arbroath | Arbroath

15 Apr, 19.30

Corn Exchange Hall, Kilmarnock | Kilmarnock

21 Apr, 19.30

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