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Attaque du Moulin 1917Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The only performance  in Scotland of Attack on the Mill during 1917 was reviewed in the Scotsman (31 March).  

"There was an excellent performance last night, one more added to the many fine things which the Carl Rosa artists have achieved during the fortnight now on the verge of closing. Miss Beatrice Miranda gave a spendid rendering of the character of the miller's daughter.  It is a role in which, as in the whole work, a suggestion of the merely operatic would be a grave defect, and the way in which Miss Miranda preserved the impersonation on a purely dramatic plane was an object lesson in the delineation of character.  The Dominique of Mr Hughes Macklin was as good as his Radames of Wednesday night, which is saying a great deal, and the Miller of Mr Arthur Winckworth was another fine study.  Mr E.C. Hedmondt, as the young German soldier who sings of his home, was the finished artist he always is, and as Marcellina, the miller's housekeeper, Miss Ida Carton did excellently.  There was good work by Mr Frederick Clendon as the German captain, and by Mr Ian Alexander as the French officer.  The Carl Rosa Company has on this visit brought forward a number of valuable new recruits, and one of them, Miss Eva Turner, made a charming impression last night as Genevieve, for whom there is a rather trying number, very artistically rendered by Miss Turner, in the first act.  Mr De La Funte conducted, and an attentive audience became increasingly enthusiastic as the opera developed."

Performances by Carl Rosa Opera in Scotland during 1917 consisted of four weeks at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal then two at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum. The full schedule was as follows:-

w/c Mon 19 Feb Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed Lily of Killarney; Thu Faust; Fri Magic Flute; Sat m Madam Butterfly; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 26 Feb Aida; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Trovatore; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Cav and Pag; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Mon 5 Mar Carmen; Tue Trovatore; Wed Magic Flute; Thu Aida; Fri Madam Butterfly; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

w/c Mon 12 Mar Cav and Pag; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed RigolettoThu Madam Butterfly; Fri Carmen; Sat m Faust; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 19 Mar Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Faust; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Carmen; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Trovatore

w/c Mon 26 Mar Rigoletto; Tue Lily of KillarneyWed Aida; Thu Tales of Hoffmann; Fri Attack on the Mill; Sat m CarmenSat e Maritana.

Six Tales of Hoffmann; Madam Butterfly 

Four Faust; Trovatore; Carmen

Three Aida; Marriage of Figaro

Two Cav and Pag; Lily of Killarney; Magic Flute; Maritana; Rigoletto.

One Attack on the Mill

Performance Cast

Merlier an elderly miller

Arthur Winckworth

Françoise the miller's daughter

Beatrice Miranda

Dominique a Belgian peasant, betrothed to Françoise

Hughes Macklin

Marcelline housekeeper at the mill

Ida Carton


Eva Turner

French captain

Ian Alexander

Prussian sentinel

Charles Hedmondt

Prussian captain

Frederick Clendon

Performance DatesAttaque du Moulin 1917

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

30 Mar, 19.30

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