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Pagliacci 1917Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Glasgow Herald review (5 Mar) said "The Carl Rosa Company plyed 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".

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


Miss Beatrice Miranda played and sang the part of the fickle Nedda with power and perception. mr hughes Macklin mad the most of the varied moods of the showman.  Me Hebden Foster, as the clown, gave a dramatic renderiong of the prologue.; and the Silvio of Mr Frank Clarke and the Beppe of Mr Frank Enright were well done... At the close of the performance all the players were enthusiastically called in front of the curtain.

Performance Cast

Canio leader of the players

Hughes Macklin

Charles Hedmondt (5 Mar)

Tonio a player

Hebden Foster

Beppe a player

Frank Enright

Silvio a villager

Frank Clarke

Nedda Canio's wife

Beatrice Miranda

Production Cast


Henriquez de la Fuente (5 Mar)

Performance DatesPagliacci 1917

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 Mar, 14.00 12 Mar, 19.30

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