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Lustigen Weiber von Windsor 1943Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are taken from a review in the Scotsman (8 April), which agree with a programme for 29 March in the OperaScotland collection.

"After a long absence from the Carl Rosa repertory, Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor at the King's Theatre last night, was a welcome revival. To many of the large audience, indeed, it must have been a complete novelty. Judging by the applause, it was also a complete success."

As far as Scotland was concerned, the 1943 Carl Rosa season consisted of three weeks in Glasgow, followed by two in Edinburgh. Crowded houses were reported, further evidence being the Wednesday matinees.

Mon 15 Mar Boheme; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Marriage of Figaro; Thu Barber of Seville; Fri Traviata; Sat m Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat e Faust

Mon 22 Mar Butterfly; Tues Merry Wives; Wed m Marriage of Figaro; Wed e Faust; Thu Boheme; Fri Barber of Seville; Sat m Trovatore; Sat e Rigoletto

Mon 29 Mar Merry Wives; Tue Traviata; Wed m Rigoletto; Wed e Figaro; Thu Butterfly; Fri Boheme; Sat m Barber; Sat e Trovatore.

Mon 5 Apr Butterfly; Tue Figaro; Wed m Boheme; Wed e Merry Wives; Thu Barber; Fri Traviata; Sat m Rigoletto; Sat e Trovatore

Mon 12 April Boheme; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed m Figaro; Wed e Faust; Thu Butterfly Fri Merry Wives; Sat m Rigoletto; Sat e Trovatore.

Forty performances of nine operas.

Performance Cast


Edward Barrs


Martin Quinn

Sir John Falstaff a knight

Norman Allin

Slender Junker Spärlich, an elderly gentleman

Robert Sydney

Dr Caius a French gentleman

Liddell Peddieson

Fenton a young gentleman

John Torney

Anne Page Jungfer Anna Reich, daughter of Page

Joan Collier

Page Herr Reich, a Windsor merchant

Appleton Moore

Ford Herr Fluth, a Windsor merchant

Hubert Dunkerley

Mrs Page Frau Reich, wife of Page, Anne's mother

Gladys Parr

Mrs Ford Frau Fluth, wife of Ford

Ruth Packer

Production Cast


Charles Webber

Performance DatesLustigen Weiber von Windsor 1943

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Mar, 14.00 23 Mar, 19.00 29 Mar, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

7 Apr, 18.30 16 Apr, 18.30

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