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Martha 1859Edmund Glover's Italian Opera Company

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This  two week long visit by an Italian Opera Company from Drury Lane, under the management of Edmund Glover, introduced the great dramatic soprano Therese Tietjens (whose surname was generally spelt as Titiens) to Scotland. It is perhaps no surprise that the visit was restricted to the central belt. However the opening night was not in Edinburgh nor in Glasgow, but in Greenock - a thriving seaport a few miles closer to the mouth of the Clyde, where a new Theatre Royal had just opened.

The single performance in Greenock was followed by five in Glasgow and three in Edinburgh. The final day in Glasgow also featured a matinee concert.

The schedule of operas was:-

Greenock Theatre Royal - Mon 24 Oct Il trovatore.

Glasgow Theatre Royal - Tue 25 Oct Il trovatore; Wed 26 Oct Martha; Fri 28 Oct Lucrezia Borgia; Sat 29 Oct Norma; Mon 31 Oct Les Huguenots.

Edinburgh Queen's Theatre - Tue 1 Nov Lucrezia Borgia; Thu 3 Nov Martha; Fri 4 Nov Les Huguenots.

Performance Cast

Lady Harriet Durham Maid of Honour to Queen Anne

Therese Tietjens

Lionel Plunkett's foster-brother

Antonio Giuglini

Production Cast


Luigi Arditi

Performance DatesMartha 1859

Map List

Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Oct, 20.00

Queen's Theatre | Edinburgh

3 Nov, 20.00

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