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Trovatore 1943Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Performances in Scotland of Trovatore on this tour were not reviewed in the Scotsman or Glasgow Herald, and no programmes can be found. The immediate prior performance on the tour, in Newcastle on 13 March, was not reviewed either.

The cast is therefore taken from the performance in Sunderland's Empire Theatre on 20 April. the Sunderland Daily Echo reviewer calling it 'a spirited performance.'

The reviewer noted that Azucena was played in Sunderland at short notice by Ruth Abbott 'for the first time', a replacement for Gladys Parr who in consequence is listed for the Scottish performances.

Others listed in the review were Appleton Moore, Robert Sydney and Esther Martin.

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

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Gladys Parr

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Ruth Packer

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Joseph Satariano

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Tudor Davies

Production Cast


Michael Collins

Performance DatesTrovatore 1943

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

27 Mar, 14.00 3 Apr, 19.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

17 Apr, 18.30

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