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Cavalleria Rusticana 1926Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details For 26 February are from the following morning's Scotsman.

This seven week long Scottish tour,  from 15 February to 3 April 1926,  visited Edinburgh (two weeks), Glasgow (four) and Dundee (one).  A highly unusual feature of the repertoire is the complete absence of operas by Wagner, still being given by the larger BNOC company that was also touring at this time.  The Barber of Seville and La bohème, which would be a mainstay of the Carl Rosa company for the rest of its existence, now make a prominent appearance.

The Edinburgh schedule was:

First week (commencing 15 Feb):  Mon Madam Butterfly,  Tue Samson and Delilah,  Wed Barber of Seville,  Thu Faust,  Fri Bohème,  Sat mat Carmen,  Sat eve Bohemian Girl.

Second week (commencing 22 Feb):  Mon Cav & Pag,  Tue Rigoletto,  Wed Butterfly,  Thu Maritana,  Fri Trovatore,  Sat mat Bohème,  Sat eve Carmen.

Glasgow saw all of the above, plus a single performance of  The Marriage of Figaro.  A promotional flyer, taken from the OperaScotland archive,  for the 3rd and 4th weeks of the Glasgow season is shown below.  An advertised performance of Fidelio, to be given on 26 March, was replaced by a further performance of Barber of Seville, according to the Glasgow Herald of 27 March. 

Dundee's programme was equally popular -  Cav & Pag,  Barber,  Rigoletto,  Bo Girl,  Bohème,  Butterfly and  Maritana.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Eda Bennie

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Adrienne Glynne

Turiddu a young soldier

Ben Williams

Alfio the village carter

Leslie Jones

Lola Alfio’s wife

Gladys Leathwood

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1926

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

22 Feb, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Mar, 19.15 15 Mar, 19.15

King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

29 Mar, 19.15

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