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Cavalleria Rusticana 1909Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Scotsman (1 March) reviewed Cav and Pag., and also for the performance on 4 March, noting cast changes.

"It is often the case that matinees withness the reproduction of operas which have obtained favour during the week.  this was not the case on Saturday at the King's Theatre.  There were two operas on the programme which appeared for the first time during the engagement - Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.  A wet afternoon and the counter-attraction of an international football match (Scotland beat England 3:1 at Celtic Park) did not seriously affect the attendance, for, apart from some vacancies in the dress circle, the theatre was well filled, and the house were thoroughly appreciative.  Mr Edward Davies, Mr Hebden Foster and Madame Marie Alexander figured with much distinction in the exposition of Rustic Chivalry, while Pagliacci was carried through with great fervour by Mr Foster, Mr Charles Victor, and Miss Beatrice Miranda, the last-named of whom sang admirably notwithstanding the cold from which she was suffering.    At the close there was a display of enthusiasm which necessitated the appearance of the leading performers again and again."

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

Santuzza a village girl

Marie Alexander

Alfio the village carter

Hebden Foster

Dillon Shallard (4 Mar)

Turiddu a young soldier

Edward Davies

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1909

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

27 Feb, 14.00 4 Mar, 19.30

Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Mar, 14.00 18 Mar, 19.30

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