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Rigoletto 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Glasgow Herald review of Wednesday, 19 June, stated that while the performance hardly made its full impact 'there was too little flexibility about the orchestral playing, and too little characterisation of a convincing nature on stage, it was not entirely lacking in notable features.'

The singing of Gilda was praised, though there were reservations about her dramatic abilities. 

Cast details are drawn from this review.

Carl Rosa Opera's last performances in Scotland were as follows:-

Week commencing 10 June: Mon Carmen; Tue Cav & Pag; Wed Bohème; Thu Hoffmann; Fri Benvenuto Cellini; Sat m Barber of Seville; Sat e Trovatore.

Week commencing 17 June: Mon Don Giovanni; Tue Rigoletto; Wed Tannhäuser; Thu Manon Lescaut; Fri Barber of Seville; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Faust.

Given twice were Barber of Seville and Carmen, with one performance each for Cav & Pag and the other nine operas.

Performance Cast

Duke of Mantua

William Aitken

Rigoletto a jester

Joseph Satariano

Count Monterone

Ernest Thomas

Sparafucile a professional assassin

Donald Campbell

Gilda Rigoletto's daughter

Nancy Creighton

Maddalena sister of Sparafucile

Julia Bouttell

Production Cast


John Bell

Performance DatesRigoletto 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Jun, 00.00

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