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Maritana 1926Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The cast for 25 February is taken from the following morning's Scotsman. Their critic revisited the production onthe 13 March.

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 performances of The Marriage of Figaro. A proposed performance of Fidelio planned for Friday 26 March was replaced by a further one 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

Maritana a gitana

Jennie Bleasdale (Feb 25; Mar 13e)

Don Caesar de Bazan

John Perry (Feb 25; Mar 13e)

Don José de Santarem

Flintoff Moore (Feb 25; Mar 13e)

Lazarillo a poor apprentice

Olive Gilbert (Feb 25; Mar 13e)

Charles II King of Spain

Frederick Clendon (Feb 25)

John Kelly (Mar 13e)


Ailne Phillips

Performance DatesMaritana 1926

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

25 Feb, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Mar, 19.15

King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

3 Apr, 19.15

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