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Trovatore 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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"Manrico's real, aristocratic origins rather than the bold campaigner and ardent lover were reflected in Walter Midgley's rather aloof manner and also in his voice.  For his was aristocratic singing, not always appropriate but beautifully poised and mellow-toned." 

''Krystyna Granowska displayed a powerful but expressive voice with some brilliant high notes in building up a convincing Leonora, and a potent study of the fierce, vengeful, and finally distracted Azucena was given by Julia Buttrell.'

''John Faassen as the Count di Luna hardly matched up to the standards of the other principals."

Information is taken from a short review in the Glasgow Herald (17 June) and a programme from Glasgow Theatre Royal archived in the National Library of Scotland.

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

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Julia Bouttell

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

John Faassen

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Donald Campbell

Inez confidante of Leonora

Rita Hunter

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Krystyna Granowska

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Walter Midgley

Old Gypsy

Basil Hemming

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Edwin Jepps

Performance DatesTrovatore 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

15 Jun, 19.30

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