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Cavalleria Rusticana 1917Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Glasgow Herald review (5 Mar) said "The Carl Rosa Company played to packed houses on Saturday.  All forms of entertainment are being liberally patronised, and opera is having its full share of support.  The Carl Rosa Company has never done better business in Glasgow. On saturday afternoon, the twin operas, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, were received with enthusiasm.  The Santuzza of Miss Ida Carton was more noteworthy for clever acting than for convincing singing, but on the whole it was Miss Carton's best appearance with the company. Mr Hughes Macklin was excellent as Turridu, and the smaller parts filled by Mr Frank Clarke and Misses Taylor and Wilson were more or less acceptable.    Both operas were skilfully conducted by Henriques de la Fuente."

The Scotsman reviewer (13 March) explained both works (Cav and Pag) "made a wide appeal, and last night they were performed to a full house".

"Miss Ida Carton gave an excellent rendering of the part of Santuzza, and her voice was heard to fine advantage in the beautioful Easter hymn.  Mr Edward Davies was distinctly successful as Turridu, Mr Frank Clarke made a striking Alfio, and Miss Dorothy Lawson Taylor did justive to the music of the faithless Lola."

"Chorus and orchestra rose well to the high level of the soloists and the audience insisted on the usual repetitiion of the famouse  intermezzo."

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 MillSat 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

Turiddu a young soldier

Hughes Macklin (3 Mar)

Edward Davies

Lola Alfio’s wife

Dorothy Lawson-Taylor

Alfio the village carter

Frank Clarke

Santuzza a village girl

Ida Carton

Production Cast


Henriquez de la Fuente (3 Mar)

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1917

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 Mar, 14.00 12 Mar, 19.15

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