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Cavalleria Rusticana 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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"Although all the individual performances were not of equal merit from the point of view either of singing or of acting, the company succeeded in conveying the emotional atmosphere and mounting excitement of two operas."

... apart from an occasional raggedness the chorus and orchestra gave good service."


Information is taken from a short review in the Glasgow Herald (12 June) covering both Cav and Pag.

Perhaps unusually, the conducting of the double bill was shared between Edward Renton and John Bell.

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

Santuzza a village girl

Glenice Halliday

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Julia Bouttell

Turiddu a young soldier

George Chitty

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

11 Jun, 19.30

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