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Pagliacci 1920Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The April performance was the opening night of a two week run by Carl Rosa at the Lyceum. With the husband-and-wife team of Foster and Miranda joining Hughes Macklin, this was a strong Pagliacci cast, with Eva Turner opening proceedings before the interval as Santuzza.

The full programme was as follows:

First week: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Jewels of the Madonna; Thu Tannhäuser; Fri The Miracle, or The Story of Antoine; Sat mat Carmen; Sat eve Merry Wives of Windsor.

Second week: Mon Lohengrin; Tue Mignon; Wed Stella Maris; Thu Faust; Fri Tristan and Isolda; Sat mat Trovatore; Sat eve Bo Girl.

Cast details for 12 April are taken from OperaScotland's copy of the programme for the first two evenings in Edinburgh. The completely different line-ups for 20 and 29 December are from programmes in Aberdeen City Library. The first is duplicated at the V&A Collection in London. The 29 December performance is unusual by this time, in that it is not paired with Cavalleria Rusticana, but with a new work, topical in the post-war era, Pro Patria.

Further tour dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Tonio a player

Hebden Foster (Apr 12)

Frank Clarke (Dec 20, 29)

Canio leader of the players

Hughes Macklin (Apr 12)

Louis Dornay (Dec 20, 29)

Nedda Canio's wife

Beatrice Miranda (Apr 12)

Eda Bennie (Dec 20)

Lea Felissa (Dec 29)

Beppe a player

John Halliday (Apr 12)

Albert Bond (Dec 20)

Ben Williams (Dec 29)

Silvio a villager

Edward Bonhote (Apr 12)

Appleton Moore (Dec 20, 29)

Performance DatesPagliacci 1920

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Feb, 19.15 8 Mar, 19.15 27 Mar, 14.00 10 Apr, 19.15 6 Jul, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

12 Apr, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

20 Dec, 19.30 29 Dec, 19.30

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