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Barbiere di Siviglia 1945Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details for Saturday evening, 12 May, are from a programme in the OperaScotland collection.  The abreviated cast for 3 May is from a very short review in the Scotsman (4 May). The Rosina is given as Janet H. Smith, no doubt the Janet Hamilton-Smith featured in this and other roles, particularly with Sadler's Wells.

The production does not seem to have been reviewed in the Glasgow Herald.


The 1945 tour consisted of two weeks in Edinburgh, followed by two in Aberdeen then four in Glasgow.

W/c 26 Mar Edinburgh: Mon Tosca; Tue Traviata; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Bohème; Fri Tosca; Sat m Cav & Pag; Sat e Trovatore.

W/c 2 Apr Edinburgh: Mon Faust; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Cav & Pag; Wed e Tosca; Thu Butterfly; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

W/c 9 Apr Aberdeen: Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Butterfly; Wed m Cav & Pag; Wed e Faust; Thu Bohème; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

W/c 16 Apr Aberdeen: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Traviata; Wed e Hoffmann; Thu Trovatore; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Faust.

W/c 23 Apr Glasgow: Mon Tosca; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Traviata; Thu Tosca; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Cav & Pag; Sat e Bohème.

W/c 30 Apr Glasgow: Mon Trovatore; Tue Traviata; Wed m Bohème; Wed e Faust; Thu Barber; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Tosca; Sat e Rigoletto.

W/c 7 May Glasgow: Mon Faust; Tue Tosca; Wed m Hoffmann; Wed e Cav & Pag; Thu Bohème; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Trovatore; Sat e Barber.

W/c 14 May Glasgow: Mon Butterfly; Tue Barber; Wed Faust; Wed e Bohème; Thu Tosca; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust.

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

Performance Cast

Fiorello servant of the Count

Martin Quinn (May 12 e)

Count Almaviva a young nobleman

Francis Russell (May 3, 12 e)

Figaro a barber

Dennis Noble (May 3)

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Hubert Dunkerley (May 3, 12 e)

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Janet Hamilton-Smith (May 3)

Joan Collier (May 12 e)

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Norman Allin (May 3, 12 e)

Berta Bartolo's housekeeper

Gladys Parr (May 12 e)


Ernest Sutherland (May 12 e)


Liddell Peddieson (May 12 e)

Production Cast


Charles Webber (May 3, 12 e)

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1945

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 May, 19.00 12 May, 19.00 15 May, 19.00

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