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Faust 1938Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The review of the Edinburgh performance (Scotsman, 4 April) stated the performance called for nothing but praise.

"Every opera given during the week has provided fresh occasion for admiration of the scrupulous attention to every aspect of a production, principals well suited to their roles, smooth ensembles, thoroughly trained choral work, orchestral support of good quality, and the whole set in appropriate and artistic environment."

Carl Rosa Opera's Scottish visit in 1938 consisted of one week in Edinburgh, followed by two weeks in Glasgow.

Monday Mar 28 Rigoletto; Tue Fledermaus; Wed Tannhauser; Thu Boheme; Fri Gipsy Baron; Sat m Faust, Sat e Carmen

Mon Apr 4 Rigoletto; Tue Butterfly; Wed Fledermaus; Thu Tannhauser; Fri Gipsy Baron; Sat m Tales of Hoffman; Sat e Carmen.

Mon 11 Apr Cav & Pag; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed Trovatore; Thu Gipsy Baron; Fri Traviata; Sat m Fledermaus; Sat e Boheme

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

John Myrddin

Méphistophélès the devil

Kingsley Lark

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Leyland White


Pauline Maunder

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Betty Thompson

Production Cast


Keith Douglas

Performance DatesFaust 1938

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

2 Apr, 14.30

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

8 Apr, 19.45

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