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Tannhäuser 1921Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details for Monday Tales of Hoffmann and Tuesday Tannhäuser are drawn from the OperaScotland programme covering both evenings.

The first week, commencing 13 December, was: Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Tannhäuser; Wed Faust; Thu Carmen; Fri Bohème; Sat mat Mignon; Sat eve Trovatore.

Second week, commencing 20 December: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Butterfky; Wed Rigoletto; Thu Marriage of Figaro; Fri Daughter of the Regiment; Sat mat Tales of Hoffmann; Sat eve Carmen.

Third week, commencing 27 December: Mon Faust; Tue Trovatore; Wed Pro Patria & Pagliacci; Thu Bohème; Fri Tannhäuser; Sat mat Madam Butterfly; Sat eve Maritana.

Fourth week, commencing 3 January 1921: Mon Carmen, Tue Tales of Hoffmann, Wed Mignon, Thu Angelus, Fri Faust, Sat mat Trovatore, Sat eve Bohemian Girl.

Several of the singers in the new team enjoyed notable careers with Carl Rosa and other companies, including Ethel Austen, Constance Willis, Olive Gilbert, Eda Bennie and Appleton Moore .

Hoffmann was for many years a permanent feature in the Carl Rosa calendar at this time - seeming to be as popular as CarmenIl trovatore or Faust.

The cast for Aberdeen on 4 January is from a programme in Aberdeen City Library. Details of this Edinburgh cast in the spring are drawn from a programme in the OperaScotland collection combining Hoffmann with the following evening's Tannhäuser.

Performance Cast


Eva Colton

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

William Boland

Shepherd boy

Gladys Parker

Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger

Hebden Foster

Hermann Landgrave of Thuringia

Harry Brindle

Walther von der Vogelweide a knight and minnesinger

Horace Vincent

Heinrich der Schreiber a knight and minnesinger

Albert Evans

Biterolf a knight and minnesinger

Booth Hitchen

Reinmar von Zweter a knight and minnesinger

E Gilding Clarke

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Beatrice Miranda

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1921

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