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Stella Maris 1920Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The programme for this week at the Theatre Royal, commencing Monday 16 February 1920, was: Mon tbc; Tue tbc; Wed Trovatore; Thu Stella Maris; Fri Mignon; Sat mat Tales of Hoffmann; Sat eve Merry Wives of Windsor.

The Merry Wives was an unusual piece to bring out on a Saturday evening, being unfamiliar to both audience and orchestra. However the complete novelty was Stella Maris, the only opera by a recently deceased Belgian composer Alfred Kaiser (or De Keyser), first performed in Germany a few years before the war.

The leading roles featured three of the company's acknowledged star performers, in Beatrice Miranda, William Boland and Frederick Clendon. Kingsley Lark would soon become one. Even so, the work did not catch on.

Cast details are from a programme for the Glasgow performance in the Mitchell Library collection; there is also a programme for the performance on 21 April in the Edinburgh Room at Edi.nburgh Central Library

Performance DatesStella Maris 1920

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Feb, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

21 Apr, 19.15

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