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Cavalleria Rusticana 1907Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The cast is taken from a review in the Glasgow Herald (2 March). The reviewer argued that Cav and Pag might now be regarded as inseparable.  "They are like two chapters from the Police News, with strongly coloured music to heighten their effect.  Both have to do with unfaithful wives and jealous husbands, and there are murders enough to satisfy the more bloodthirsty....Last night, the pieces brought out a large audience to the Grand Theatre, and the thrills and the shocks were evidently as much enjoyed as ever."

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 Cav and 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

Alfio the village carter

Dillon Shallard

Lola Alfio’s wife

Ina Hill

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Jean Douglas-Wilson

Santuzza a village girl

Marie Alexander

Turiddu a young soldier

Charles Le Sueur

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1907

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