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Faust 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Performance details were given in the Glasgow Herald (24 June).

The reviewer said "The performance, without scaling any great heights, again showed the generally pleasing standard reached on this visit. There was an appealing Marguerite in Estelle Valery, a vocally unsteady Siebel in Pauline Allen, an imposing Mephistopheles in Stanislav Pieczora, and a fine upstanding Valentin in John Heddle Nash.

''In the title role, Charles Craig was, as he has been over the fortnight, intelligent and musical in all his work. The orchestral playing under Arthur Hammond was also of good quality."

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

Faust a learned doctor

Charles Craig

Méphistophélès the devil

Stanislav Pieczora

Valentin Marguerite's brother

John Heddle Nash


Estelle Valery

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Pauline Allen

Performance DatesFaust 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Jun, 19.30

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