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Faust 1930Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are taken from the Scotsman review of Friday 18 April. The reviewer commented on the enjoyable freshness of touch, with an excellent cast.

During the Scottish leg of the tour, two performances of Cav & Pag were given. The remaining performances involved fourteen different operas.


The 1930 Carl Rosa tour

The 1930 season in Scotland consisted of three weeks in Glasgow at the Theatre Royal followed by one in Edinburgh at the Lyceum. The performances were as follows:-

Glasgow, w/c 24 March: Mon 24 Trovatore; Tue 25 Cav & Pag; Wed 26 Flying Dutchman; Thu 27 Hansel and Gretel; Fri 28 Messalina; Sat 29 mat Butterfly: Sat 29 eve Faust.

Glasgow, w/c 31 March: Mon 31 Flying Dutchman; Tue 01 Apr Carmen; Wed 02 Rhinegold; Thu 03 Tales of Hoffmann; Fri 04 Bohème; Sat 05 mat Hansel and Gretel; Sat 05 eve Maritana.

Glasgow, w/c 7 April: Mon 07 Tannhäuser; Tue 08 Butterfly; Wed 09 Siegfried; Thu 10 Cav & Pag; Fri 11 Rigoletto; Sat 12 mat Flying Dutchman; Sat 12 eve Carmen.

Edinburgh, w/c 14 April: Mon 14 Butterfly; Tue 15 Rigoletto; Wed 16 Carmen; Thu 17 Faust; Fri 18 Flying Dutchman; Sat 19 mat Hansel and Gretel; Sat 19 eve Trovatore.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Ben Williams (Apr 17)

Méphistophélès the devil

Frederic Collier (Apr 17)

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Hebden Foster (Apr 17)

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Ronald Stear (Apr 17)


Helen Ogilvie (Apr 17)

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Myrtle Stewart (Apr 17)

Marthe a neighbour

Irene Dobbyn (Apr 17)

Performance DatesFaust 1930

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

29 Mar, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

17 Apr, 19.30

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