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Favorite 1873Her Majesty's Italian Opera

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The sloppily-produced Italian edition in general use until very recently has long been considered to do the opera few favours. For most of its history, the title role has been taken by mezzo-sopranos, and a feature of this cast is that a great dramatic soprano plays the role. As a Parisian grand opéra, La Favorite did, of course, have a ballet sequence, and here the dancers were again led by Blanche Ricois.

Cast as advertised in The Scotsman, 5 March.

Performance Cast

Fernand a novice at the monastery, and Balthazar's son

Antonio Aramburo

Balthazar Superior of the Monastery at Compostela

Signor Foli

Inès Léonor's confidante

Mathilde Bauermeister

Léonor the King's mistress

Therese Tietjens

Alphonse Alfonso XI, King of Castile

Signor Mendioroz

Don Gaspard a Minister of the King

Antonio Rinaldini

Production Cast


Calisto Bassi (Italian)

Performance DatesFavorite 1873

Map List

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

20 Mar, 20.00

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