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Rigoletto 1907Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The cast is taken from a review in the Glasgow Herald (4 March), complemented by a brief review in the Scotsman (4 March).  The Herald reviewer approved the performance of the principals, stating "...all the smaller parts were well filled, and the orchestra, if occasionally a trifle noisy, was generally efficient."

The Herald reviewer commented the attendances have shown that "tunefulness combined with theatrical effectiveness still makes a wide appeal.  In view of the condemnation of Strauss's Salome by the New York authorities, it is somehat curious to reflect on the ready acceptance of Rigoletto.  More abandoned creatures than the hunchback Jester and the Duke of Mantua never appeared on the stage."

In 1907, Carl Rosa Opera in Scotland spent two weeks at the Glasgow Grand, one at the Alexandra, Greenock and finally one at Edinburgh King’s Theatre (7.30;2pm)

w/c 25 February Mon Marriage of Figaro; Tue Trovatore; Wed Merry Wives of Windsor; Thu Fidelio Fri Cavand Pag; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Rigoletto.

w/c 4 Mar Mon Don Giovanni; Tue Lohengrin; Wed Faust; Thu Carmen; Fri Fidelio; Sat m Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat m Trovatore.

w/c 11 Mar Mon Lohengrin; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed; Thu Fidelio; Fri Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Faust.

w/c 18 Mar Mon Tannhauser; Tue Don Giovanni; Wed Carmen; Thu Faust; Fri Merry Wives of Windsor; Sat m Fidelio; Sat e Trovatore.


4 Merry Wives of Windsor; Fidelio.

Trovatore; Tannhauser; Faust; Carmen

Marriage of Figaro; Don Giovanni; Lohengrin.

Rigoletto; Cav and Pag.

12 operas, 28 performances QED.  

Performance Cast

Duke of Mantua

Edward Davies

Gilda Rigoletto's daughter

Elizabeth Burgess

Maddalena sister of Sparafucile

Doris Woodall

Rigoletto a jester

Charles Victor

Performance DatesRigoletto 1907

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Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

2 Mar, 19.30

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