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Madam Butterfly 1926Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Abbreviated cast is for the performance of 24 February reviewed in 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 planned performance of Fidelio on 26 March was replaced by one of the 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

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Ben Williams

Goro marriage broker

William Peacock

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Olive Gilbert

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Leslie Jones

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Eda Bennie

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1926

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

15 Feb, 19.15 24 Feb, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 Mar, 19.15 12 Mar, 19.15 23 Mar, 19.15

King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

3 Apr, 14.15

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