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Bohème 1942Carl Rosa Opera Company

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According to the Scotsman (10 April), the King's Theatre was again without an empty seat when La Bohème was given. Miss Helen Ogilvie, who is still suffering from bronchitis, was replaced as Mimi by Miss Ruth Packer, whose place in the cast as originally arranged, as Musetta, was taken by Miss Joan Collier.

"Great praise is due to the new decor, the work of Mr Hamish Wilson. The garret, in particular, was a masterpiece of scenic art and provided the right background for the death-scene in the last act."

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

Colline a philosopher

Kingsley Lark

Schaunard a musician

Appleton Moore

Marcello a painter

Hubert Dunkerley

Rodolfo a poet

Tudor Davies

Mimì a seamstress

Ruth Packer

Musetta a grisette

Joan Collier

Production Cast


Charles Webber

Performance DatesBohème 1942

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Mar, 18.45 28 Mar, 18.45 30 Mar, 18.45

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

9 Apr, 19.00 15 Apr, 14.00

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