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Trovatore 1949Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The full cast details have been taken from a programme in Aberdeen library.  A short review in the Aberdeen Press and Journal (18 April) says little, though  "The romantic music from the moonlit stage thrilled a crowded house."

In 1949, Carl Rosa Opera toured Scotland for seven weeks, giving seven performances each week; two weeks in Edinburgh, one Aberdeen, four Glasgow.  Nine different operas were performed. The programme included familiar works by Rossini (Barber); Verdi (Trovatore, Traviata); Puccini (Bohème, Tosca, Butterfly); Gounod (Faust) and Bizet (Carmen). There was one extremely enterprising novelty in the delightful form of The Kiss by Smetana, receiving its Scottish premiere.

w/c Mon 28 Mar Traviata; Tue Faust; Wed Bohème; Thu Carmen; Fri Barber; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust

w/c Mon 4 Apr Butterfly; Tue Kiss; Wed Carmen; Thu Bohème; Fri Faust; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust

w/c Mon 11 Apr Faust; Tue Bohème; Wed Barber; Thu Carmen; Fri Kiss; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 18 Apr Carmen; Tue Faust; wed Traviata; Thu Tosca; Fri Barber; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore

W/c Mon 25 Apr Faust; Tue Butterfly; Wed Kiss; Thu Bohème; Fri Carmen; Sat m Barber; Sat e Butterfly

W/c Mon 2 May Bohème; Tue Carmen; Wed Tosca; Thu Faust; Fri Traviata; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Barber.

W/c Mon 9 May Butterfly; Tue Trovatore; Wed Faust; Thu Carmen; Fri Kiss; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Traviata.

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Donald Campbell

Inez confidante of Leonora

Esther Martin

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Ruth Packer

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Arthur Copley

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

John Myrddin

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Marina de Gabarain

Old Gypsy

Gilbert Field

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

José Caetano

Performance DatesTrovatore 1949

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

9 Apr, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

16 Apr, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

23 Apr, 19.15 10 May, 19.15

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