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Trovatore 1885Sydney Hill's Royal English Opera Company

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A mixed week of opera at this time scarcely seemed complete without Trovatore. Perhaps the critics were getting slightly blasé - the Aberdeen Journal and Dundee Courier didn't cover it, leaving just the Dundee Advertiser to supply this cast of what was clearly an enjoyable performance.


Sydney Hill's Royal English Opera in Scotland - 1885

The operas toured were: Mozart (Marriage of Figaro,  Don Giovanni);  Bellini (Sonnambula);  Benedict (Lily of Killarney);  Wallace (Maritana);  Verdi (Trovatore);  Gounod (Faust).

The Scottish tour schedule was:

Aberdeen w/c 23 March:  Mon 23 Maritana;  Tue 24 Lily of Killarney;  Wed 25 Trovatore;  Thu 26 Marriage of Figaro;  Fri 27 Faust;  Sat 28 Sonnambula.

Dundee w/c 30 Marcch: Mon 30 Marriage of Figaro;  Tue 31 Maritana;  Wed 1 April Lily of Killarney; Thu 2 Faust;  Fri 3 Trovatore; Sat 4 Don Giovanni.

Further dates (Edinburgh and Glasgow) to be confirmed. Figaro was given in Edinburgh on 2 March.

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Edward Griffin

Inez confidante of Leonora

Annie Cook

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Philippine Siedle

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Michael Dwyer

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Payne Clarke

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Lucy Franklein

Performance DatesTrovatore 1885

Map List

Her Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

25 Mar, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

2 Apr, 19.30

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