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Tannhäuser 1930Carl Rosa Opera Company

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


Towards the end of the first act, William Boland's voice appeared to crack completely. The Dundee Evening Telegraph (8 April) reported he was unable to continue, the part was filled after the interval by Ben Williams.

The cast is as advertised in the Glasgow Herald (4 April).


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 Nov 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 7 Tannhäuser; Tue 8 Butterfly; Wed 9 Siegfried; Thursday 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


Gladys Ancrum (Apr 7)

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

William Boland (Apr 7)

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Helen Ogilvie (Apr 7)

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1930

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

7 Apr, 19.15

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