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Trovatore 1946Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa 1946 Tour

The 1946 Scottish tour by the Royal Carl Rosa lasted eight weeks, and started on Monday, 11 March, with two weeks in Edinburgh, followed by two in Aberdeen then four in Glasgow. There were eight performances each week, including matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.  The playing order was:

Edinburgh w/c Mon 11 Mar Tosca; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed e Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Bohème; Sat m Hoffmann Sat e Butterfly

Edinburgh w/c Mon 18 Mar Trovatore; Tue Traviata; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed e Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Bohème; Sat m Hoffmann; Sat e Butterfly

Aberdeen w/c Mon 25 Mar Butterfly; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Cav and Pag Wed e Bohème; Thu Trovatore; Fri Faust; Sat Butterfly; Sat e Tosca

Aberdeen w/c Mon 1 Apr Traviata; Tue Cav and Pag; Wed m Faust; Wed pm Bohème; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Hoffmann; Sat Rigoletto; Sat Trovatore.

Glasgow w/c Mon 8 Apr Traviata; Tue Tosca; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed Bohème; Thu Hoffmann; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Traviata

Glasgow w/c Mon 15 Apr Cav and Pag; Tue Traviata; Wed m Hoffmann; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Faust; Fri Tosca; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Cav and Pag

Glasgow w/c Mon 22 Apr Faust; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Traviata; Wed e Trovatore; Thu Tosca; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Faust.

Glasgow w/c Mon 29 Apr Tosca; Tue Traviata; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Bohème; Fri Traviata; Sat m Faust; Sat e Rigoletto

In Glasgow, all the operas received four performances, with the exception of Traviata (6), Butterfly (3), Hoffmann (2) and Trovatore (1).  Cav and Pag and eight other operas were given – Faust, Hoffmann, three Verdi, three Puccini.

Cast details for Trovatore are from programmes for 28 March and 6 April evening in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Appleton Moore

Inez confidante of Leonora

Betty Sagon

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

Helen Ogilvie

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Joseph Satariano (Mar 28)

George Hancock (Apr 6 e)

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

John Myrddin (Mar 28)

Tudor Davies (Apr 6 e)

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Patricia Black (Mar 28)

Ruth Abbott (Apr 6 e)

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Robert Scott

Performance DatesTrovatore 1946

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

18 Mar, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

28 Mar, 19.15 6 Apr, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Apr, 19.30

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