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Traviata 1951Carl Rosa Opera Company

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A short review in the Herald (11 April) gives some cast information.

The reviewer said "Of Elizabeth Thielmann as Violetta, she hardly displayed the necessary abandon for in Act I, but, from her scene with Alfred's father in the second act, her singing gained in dramatic effect. In the lovely last scene, had real pathos. Gwent Lewis has the freshness of voice to suggest the young Alfred, though his tone last night seemed rather forced in the louder passages. Joseph Satariano, who replaced Arthur Fear, sang convincingly as Alfred's father. 

The orchestral playing, under Arthur Hammond, showed a marked improvement on some of last week's standard, and there was balanced singing from the chorus. The small parts were all well handled. the production was smooth and there was a charming set for Act II."

The company performed for four weeks in Glasgow then one in Aberdeen. The final lap, of two weeks in Edinburgh, was cancelled due to structural work having to take place in the King’s Theatre.

The schedule was as follows:-

w/c Mon 2 Apr Barber; Tue Butterfly; Wed Carmen; Thu Bohème; Fri Dutchman; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Cav and Pag

w/c Mon 9 Apr Rigoletto; Tue Traviata; Wed Bohème; Thu Faust; Fri Trovatore; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Carmen.

w/c Mon 16 Apr Dutchman; Tue Bohème; Wed Rigoletto; Thu Butterfly; Fri Barber; Sat m Cav and Pag Sat e Traviata

w/c Mon 23 Apr Mon Cav and Pag; Tue Carmen; Wed Butterfly; Thu Traviata; Fri Faust; Sat m Barber; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 30 Apr Cav and Pag; Tue Rigoletto; Wed Bohème; Thu Carmen; Fri Dutchman; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Barber.

Apart from Cav and Pag, nine operas were performed.

Performance Cast

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

Joseph Satariano

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Gwent Lewis

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Elizabeth Theilmann

Production Cast


Arthur Hammond

Performance DatesTraviata 1951

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 Apr, 19.15 21 Apr, 19.15 26 Apr, 19.15

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