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Bohème 1955Iskoldoff Italian Opera Company

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On the previous year's tour, this company had a leading Italian singer of the day, Margherita Carosio, sharing Mimì.  Here they had a promising 26 year-old soprano in Giuliana Raymondi - very well received in London and earlier on the tour. She was widely reckoned to be much better than her colleagues.

The baritone Augusto Frati  made three visits to Scotland.  He was a principal with this Italian troupe, but came to the Edinburgh Festival in character parts with companies from Naples and Florence, in 1963 and 1969 respectively.

Cast details are as reviewed in Opera earlier in the visit - Glasgow variants to be confirmed.


The Iskoldoff Italian Opera Company in Glasgow - 1955

The six operas presented were from the core of the Italian repertoire, represented by Verdi (Rigoletto);  Leoncavallo (Pagliacci);  Puccini (BohèmeTosca Madam Butterfly) and Mascagni ( Cavalleria Rusticana),

The performance schedule at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, was:

W/c Monday, 21 November;  Mon 21 Bohème;  Tue 22 Cav & Pag;  Wed 23 m Bohème;  Wed 23 e Madam Butterfly;  Thu 24 Rigoletto;  Fri 25 Tosca;  Sat 26 m Madam Butterfly;  Sat 26 e Rigoletto.

W/c Monday, 28 November:  Mon 28 Tosca;  Tue 29 Bohème;  Wed 30 m Tosca;  Wed 30 e Rigoletto;  Thu 1 Dec Cav & Pag;  Fri 2 Madam Butterfly;  Sat 3 m  Cav & Pag;  Sat 3 e Bohème.  

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Ermanno Lorenzi

Marcello a painter

Andrea Mineo

Colline a philosopher

Edgardo di Stasio

Schaunard a musician

Augusto Frati

Mimì a seamstress

Giuliana Raymondi

Musetta a grisette

Marcella de Grandis

Performance DatesBohème 1955

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

21 Nov, 19.30 23 Nov, 14.30 29 Nov, 19.30 3 Dec, 19.30

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