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Tannhäuser 1909Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Abbreviated cast details are drawn from a review in the Scotsman (8 March).

"...the music was spendidly rendered, recalls being numerous and cordial. Mr Hedmondt, vocally and dramatically, carried off the honours of the afternoon, and at the end of his able performance in the title role he was presented with a handsome staff decorated with flowers. Mr Dillon Shallard sang with effect as Wolfram, and Mr Frederick Clendon also did excellent work. Miss Beatrice Miranda achieved a large measure of success as Elisabeth, and Madame Marie Alexander as venus interpreted well the exacting opening passages.  chorally the performance was an artistic trat, the singing in the Hall of song scene in particular being admirably done. The orchestra, under the direction of Mr Eugene Goossens, lent valuable service, the overture music especially being capably rendered."

The company's Scottish performances in 1909 involved one week at the Alexandria, Greenock, one week at the New Gaiety, Ayr followed by two at Edinburgh's King's Theatre and two at the Glasgow Grand. 

The full schedule of 42 performances was:- 

w/c 8 Feb Mon Lohengrin; Tue Merry Wives of Windsor; Wed Maritana; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Carmen; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Faust.

w/c 15 Feb Mon Carmen Tue Faust; Wed Lohengrin; Thu Bohemian Girl; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c 22 Feb Mon Lohengrin; Tue Don Giovanni; Wed Carmen; Thu Merry Wives of Windsor; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Cav and Pag; Sat e Trovatore

w/c 1 Mar Mon Carmen; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed Bohemian Girl; Thu Cav and Pag; Fri Esmeralda; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Faust.

 w/c 8 Mar Mon Lohengrin; Tue Carmen; Wed Marriage of Figaro; Thu Esmeralda; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Cavand Pag; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c 15 Mar Mon Tannhauser; Tue Merry Wives of Windsor; Wed Bohemian Girl; Thu Cav and Pag; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Faust.

 Twelve different operas plus Cav and Pag

Six Carmen; Four Cav and Pag; Faust; Lohengrin; Tannhauser

Three Merry Wives of Windsor; Marriage of Figaro; Bohemian Girl; Rigoletto; Trovatore

Two Don Giovanni; Esmeralda.

One Maritana 

Performance Cast


Marie Alexander

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

Charles Hedmondt

Biterolf a knight and minnesinger

Frederick Clendon

Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger

Dillon Shallard

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Beatrice Miranda

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1909

Map List

Alexandra Theatre | Greenock

13 Feb, 14.00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

6 Mar, 14.00

Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

15 Mar, 19.30

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