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Trovatore 1909Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Scotsman (1 March) stated "in the evening (of Saturday) an enjoyable performance was given to Verdi's well-known opera, Il Trovatore.  Specially noteworthy were Madame Ina Hill as Leonora,  Mr Walter Wheatly as Manrico and Miss Doris Woodall as the gipsy, Azucena.  The favourite duets in the prison scene and beneath the tower walls were admirably sung.  The audience gave the piece an entusiastic reception."

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

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Doris Woodall

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

Ina Hill

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Walter Wheatley

Production Cast


Charles Jefferys

Performance DatesTrovatore 1909

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

27 Feb, 19.30

Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Mar, 19.30

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