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Faust 1907Carl Rosa Opera Company

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There is a short review in the Glasgow Herald (7 March) stating the performance was well presented and 'it hardly need be added that there was abundant enthusiasm from beginning to end.' Of Miss Grace Nicoll, it was said her Marguerite "had no specially new features, but it was a sound performance from every point of view. The Jewel Song was among the successes of the evening. Mr Davies was a satisfatory Faust.  he has plenty of temperament, and a voice that easily reflects emotion.  Last night, however, we thought his acting a trifle stiff.  Mr Winckworth, a most versatile artist, filled the role of Mephistopheles with every acceptance; Miss Olga Tremelli and Mr Dillon Shallard were perfectly safe as Siebel and Valentin; and the smaller roles were in good hands.  The chorus seemed somewhat weak in their war song, but the number had to be repeated.  Both chorus and orchestra, however, gave finished renderings of their parts.  Mr Eugene Goossens conducted."

In 1907, Carl Rosa Opera in Scotland spent two weeks at the Glasgow Grand, one at the Alexandra, Greenock and finally one at Edinburgh King’s Theatre (7.30;2pm)

w/c 25 February Mon Marriage of Figaro; Tue Trovatore; Wed Merry Wives of Windsor; Thu Fidelio Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Rigoletto.

w/c 4 Mar Mon Don Giovanni; Tue Lohengrin; Wed Faust; Thu Carmen; Fri Fidelio; Sat m Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat m Trovatore.

w/c 11 Mar Mon Lohengrin; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed; Thu Fidelio; Fri Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Faust.

w/c 18 Mar Mon Tannhauser; Tue Don Giovanni; Wed Carmen; Thu Faust; Fri Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat m Fidelio; Sat e Trovatore.


4 Merry Wives of Windsor; Fidelio.

3 Trovatore; Tannhauser; Faust; Carmen

2 Marriage of Figaro; Don Giovanni; Lohengrin.

1 Rigoletto; Cav and Pag.

12 operas, 28 performances QED.  


Cast details are from a programme in the NLS.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Edward Davies

Méphistophélès the devil

Arthur Winckworth

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Dillon Shallard

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Frederick Clendon


Ina Hill

Grace Nicoll (6 Mar)

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Olga Tremelli

Marthe a neighbour

Jean Douglas-Wilson

Performance DatesFaust 1907

Map List

Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Mar, 19.30

Alexandra Theatre | Greenock

16 Mar, 00.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

21 Mar, 19.30

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