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Traviata 1942Carl Rosa Opera Company

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According to the Scotsman (11 April) Benett Fynn "a young tenor of distinct promise, made a decided impression as Alfred.

But the star was Joan Hammond, who displayed "brilliant singing instinct with feeling, joined to fine acting. Singers who can act as well as Miss Hammond are not often encountered."

According to the Edinburgh Evening News (14 April) "Its popularity was proved last night..there was a large audience, and the enjoyment with whhich they followed the brilliant presentation of the opera was reflected by their enthusiastic applause at the close of every act."

Kingsley Lark was among the others who distinguished themselves.

As far as Scotland was concerned, the 1942 Carl Rosa season consisted of three weeks in Glasgow, followed by two in Edinburgh. Crowded houses were reported, evidenced in part by the Wednesday matinees.

Mon 16 Mar Traviata; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed mat Butterfly; Wed Evg Trovatore; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Barber of Seville; Sat e Faust

Mon 23 Mar Barber of Seville; Tue Boheme; Wed mat Trovatore; Wed evg Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Traviata; Sat e Boheme.

Mon 30 Mar Barber of Seville; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed m Barber of Seville; Wed evg Traviata; Thu Marriage of Figaro; Fri Trovatore; Sat m Marriage of Figaro; Sat e Rigoletto.

Mon 6 April Barber of Seville; Tuesday Butterfly; Wed m Marriage of Figaro; Wed evg Faust; Thu Boheme; Fri Traviata; Sat m Marriage of Figaro; Sat e Trovatore.

Mon 13 Apr Traviata; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed m Boheme; Wed evg Trovatore; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Barber of Seville; Friday evg Faust

Performance Cast

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Benett Fynn

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

Hubert Dunkerley

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Joan Hammond

Production Cast


Charles Webber

Performance DatesTraviata 1942

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

16 Mar, 18.45 28 Mar, 14.00 1 Apr, 18.45

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

10 Apr, 19.00 13 Apr, 19.00

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