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Trovatore 1920Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The cast of Il trovatore in the spring tour to the central belt includes two of the Carl Rosa's greatest singers in Eva Turner and Doris Woodall. Charles Webber was a talented conductor, while Hughes Macklin and Hebden Foster spent several seasons as leading performers.

The company began a four-week Christmas - New Year season in Aberdeen (Monday, 13 December to Saturday, 8 January), with a completely different group of performers from those who had visited the central belt in the spring. The Directors were billed as Mrs Carl Rosa and Walter van Noorden, a former conductor.  The Acting Manager was Edward Taylor and Stage Director Harison Cook. Conductors were Wynn Reeves and John Cope, with Alfeo Turato as their assistant.

The schedule for 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.

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.

The cast for Glasgow on 18 February is from a programme in the Mitchell Library, those for 18 and 28 December from programmes in Aberdeen City Library, and in Edinburgh Central Library for the matinee performance on 24 April

Further tour dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Hughes Macklin (Feb 18)

Louis Dornay (Dec 18, 28)

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Kingsley Lark (24 April)

Hebden Foster (Feb 18)

Frank Clarke (Dec 18, 28)

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Cecil Cooke (24 April)

John Halliday (Feb 18)

Ben Williams (Dec 18, 28)

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Gladys Parr (24 April)

Doris Woodall (Feb 18)

Beatrice Waycott (Dec 18, 28)

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Albert Chapman (18 Feb, 24 Apr)

Harison Cook (Dec 18)

Henry Hardy (Dec 28)

Inez confidante of Leonora

Dorothy Lawson-Taylor (18 Feb, 24 Apr)

Edith Polan (Dec 18, 28)

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

Eva Turner (18 Feb, 24 Apr)

Ethel Austen (Dec 18, 28)

Performance DatesTrovatore 1920

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Feb, 19.15 28 Feb, 14.00 13 Mar, 19.15 23 Mar, 19.15 29 Mar, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

24 Apr, 14.00 24 Apr, 19.15 5 Dec, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

18 Dec, 19.30 28 Dec, 19.30

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