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Cavalleria Rusticana 1952Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The cast is drawn from the Glasgow Herald (2 May). 

The reviewer states that Cav and Pag 'are the terrible twins of sordid realism', and argued that Pag fared better, 'thanks mainly to the intensity of John Myrrdin's work as Canio. 

Cavalleria Rusticana nowadays almost plumbs the ddepths of bathos, although last night's show was enlivened by touches of humour from the sometimes to realistic business.

" ... the choral and orchestral work was indifferent throught. Arthur Hammond conducted."

The full Scottish schedule was as follows:

Aberdeen (His Majesty's) - Week commencing 31 March: Mon Carmen, Tue Rigoletto, Wed Traviata, Thu Faust, Fri Barber of Seville, Sat mat Bohème, Sat eve Trovatore.

Edinburgh (King's) - Week commencing 7 April: Mon Flying Dutchman, Tue Bohème, Wed Barber of Seville, Thu Rigoletto, Fri John Socman, Sat mat Butterfly, Sar eve Faust.

Week commencing Monday 14 April: Mon Cav & Pag, Tue Traviata, Wed Trovatore, Thu Butterfly, Fri Tosca, Sat mat Bohème, Sat eve Carmen.

Glasgow (Theatre Royal) - Week commencing Monday 21 April: Mon Traviata, Tue Bohème, Wed Barber, Thu Dutchman, Fri Rigoletto, Sat mat Butterfly, Sat eve Faust.

W/c Monday 28 April: Mon Barber, Tue Hoffmann, Wed Butterfly, Thu Cav & Pag, Fri Carmen, Sat mat Bohème, Sat eve Trovatore.

Wk/c Monday 5 May: Mon Carmen, Tue Dutchman, Wed Rigoletto, Thu Faust, Fri John Socman, Sat mat Carmen, Sat eve Bohème.

Week commencing Monday 12 May: Mon Butterfly, Tue Tosca, Wed Hoffmann, Thu Trovatore, Fri Traviata, Sat mat Barber, Sat eve Cav & Pag.

Performance Cast

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Julia Bouttell

Turiddu a young soldier

Oreste Kirkop

Lola Alfio’s wife

Edna Clement

Alfio the village carter

Joseph Satariano

Santuzza a village girl

Ruth Packer

Production Cast


Arthur Hammond

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1952

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

14 Apr, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 May, 19.15 17 May, 19.15

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