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Tosca 1950Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Scotsman reviewer (31 March) praised Ruth Packer. "She has gone from strength to strength this week and could rarely on any occasion have been faulted. Her first-class acting, fine presence and vivacity were well matched by fine singing in the name part.  In this, she was not quite equalled by her fellow principals who, while singing well enough, fell somewhat short by under acting their parts. Otherwise John Myrrdin as Cavaradossi and Arthur Fear as Scarpia were most satisfactory."

Other parts were competently filled. Dr Berend's conducting too drew praise.

The 1950 tour of Scotland by Carl Rosa consisted of two weeks in Edinburgh and four in Glasgow.

Edinburgh w/c 27 Mar: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Traviata; Wed Faust; Thu Tosca; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Barber of Seville.

Edinburgh w/c 4 Apr: Mon Bohème; Tue Butterfly; Wed Carmen; Thu Barber; Fri Cav & Pag; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Barber.

Glasgow w/c 10 Apr: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Bohème; Wed Carmen; Thu Traviata; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust.

Glasgow w/c 17 Apr: Mon Butterfly; Tue Barber; Wed Bohème; Thu Faust; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Butterfly.

Glasgow w/c 24 Apr: Mon Carmen; Tue Traviata; Wed Rigoletto; Thu Tosca; Fri Faust; Sat m Barber; Sat e Bohème.

Glasgow w/c 1 May: Mon Rigoletto; Tue Water Carrier; Wed Butterfly; Thu Cav and Pag; Fri Water Carrier; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Carmen.

 Six weeks of seven performances.

Performance Cast

Cesare Angelotti former Consul, now a political prisoner

Arthur Wallington

Mario Cavaradossi a painter

John Myrddin


Bruce Clark

Floria Tosca a famous singer

Ruth Packer

Baron Scarpia Chief of Police

Arthur Fear

Shepherd boy

Alice Gange


Gilbert Field

Performance DatesTosca 1950

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

30 Mar, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

27 Apr, 19.15

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