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Barbiere di Siviglia 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast information is taken from the Glasgow Herald of Monday, 17 June.  "...conducted by Anthony Addison, whose only weakness was in choice of tempo - once or twice just too fast for word clarity, more often leisurely to the point of robbing the comedy of some of its sparkle."

The reviewer found 'a slightly lugubrious Rosina', ' a tight-voiced Almaviva', and 'a ripe Don Basilio'.  

"Most convincing, and most successful in making opera in English intelligible, were the Figaro of John Heddle Nash and the Doctor Bartolo - another fine characterisation - of Joseph Satariano."

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

Count Almaviva a young nobleman

William Aitken

Figaro a barber

John Heddle Nash

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Glenice Halliday

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Joseph Satariano

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Stanislav Pieczora

Production Cast


Anthony Addison

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1957

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

15 Jun, 14.30 21 Jun, 19.30

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