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Trovatore 1944Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are taken from the Scotsman (17 March)

"A few years ago, a mid-week performance of Trovatore would probably have meant empty seats in a theatre; last night the King's Theatre was crowded, and there were enthusiastic recalls at the end of each act...it was a powerful cast of principals for an opera which abounds in powerful situations..

Under Walter Susskind's direction, both chorus and orchestrarose to the occasion with great effect. With war conditions, a producer has to meke the most of limited resources. The various scenes in the opera were simple in their arrangement and subdued colouring, but were always impressive."

The 1944 visit to Scotland by Carl Rosa consisted of seven weeks, one in Aberdeen first, followed by two in Edinburgh.  The Rosa then spent two weeks at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle before moving to Glasgow for four weeks.

Crowded houses were reported, further evidenced by the Wednesday matinees.

w/c Mon 28 Feb Traviata; Tue Butterfly; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed pm Boheme; Thu Merry Wives of Windsor; Fri Faust; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 6 Mar Traviata; Tue Faust; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed e Boheme; Thu Merry Wives; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Boheme; sat e Barber of Seville.

W/c Mon 13 Mar Cav and Pag; Tue Merry Wives; Wed m Faust; Wed e Butterfly; Thu Trovatore; Fri Boheme; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust


w/c Mon 3 Apr Cav and Pag; Tue Boheme; Wed m Barber; Wed e Faust; Thu Merry Wives; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Cav and Pag; Sat e Trovatore

W/c Mon 10 Apr Traviata; Tue Tales of Hoffman; Wed m Faust; Wed 12 Butterfly; Thu Boheme; Fri Tales of Hoffman; Sat m Merry Wives; Sat e Rigoletto

w/c Mon Apr 17 Barber; Tue Traviata; Wed m Hoffman; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Faust; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Barber; Sat e Traviata;

w/c Mon 25 Apr Rigoletto; Tue Merry Wives; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Hoffman; Thu Traviata; Fri Boheme; Sat m Hoffman; Sat e Cav and Pag

Performances of Cav and Pag were accompanied by those of nine other operas. 

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Lipa Balmont

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Joseph Satariano

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

John Myrddin

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Gladys Parr

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

Ruth Packer

Production Cast


Walter Susskind

Performance DatesTrovatore 1944

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

4 Mar, 19.15

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

16 Mar, 18.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

8 Apr, 19.00

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