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Barbiere di Siviglia 1937Carl Rosa Opera Company

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According to the Scotsman (7 April), "it was a first rate performance. The singing throughout was excellent, and actors and instrumentalists combined well under the baton of Mr Charles Webber."

The bass Philip Bertram had an excellent career between the wars, though he is associated more with BNOC and Covent Garden more than with Carl Rosa.

Cast details are from programmes in the A M Gardiner collection (Mitchell Library).

This was part of Carl Rosa Opera's 1937 tour. (They had missed out visiting Scotland in 1936).

A conventional repertoire was presented for a week at the King's Theatre Edinburgh, followed by two weeks at the King's Theatre Glasgow.

Mon 23 Mar Cav & Pag; Tue Butterfly; Wed Boheme; Thu Faust; Fri Fledermaus; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Carmen.

Mon 30 Fledermaus; Tue Boheme; Wed Carmen; Thu Traviata; Fri Tannhauser; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust

Mon 5 Apr Butterfly; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed Fledermaus; Thu Carmen; Fri Cav & Pag; Sat m Boheme; Sat e Maritana

Performance Cast

Fiorello servant of the Count

Norman Jones

Count Almaviva a young nobleman

Ivor John

Figaro a barber

Leyland White

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Luella Paikin

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Kingsley Lark

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Philip Bertram

Berta Bartolo's housekeeper

Elisabeth Aveling


Alfred Hallworth


Gwilym Jones

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1937

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Apr, 19.45

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