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Pagliacci 1918Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Double bill with Cavalleria Rusticana for four performances, then with Dante and Beatrice for a further three performances. The cast for the July performances is taken from a programme in the archives of Edinburgh Central library.

Cast details are taken from a review in the Scotsman (26 February). Of  tthe performance it was said "Short, vigorously dramatic in subject, and with music which rises to a great pitch of emotionalism, the two works make an almost ideal operatic programme. Last night at the Lyceum a crowded house proved that their popularity remains undiminished."

"Mr Edward Davies , as Canio, appeared to better advantage than he has yet done; the Nedda of Miss Beatrice Miranda presented that thorough identification with the spirit of the character which makes Miss Miranda so valuable an artist; and the Tonio of Mr James Pursail was marked by the conviction and musical feeling which have riveted attention upon each character in which he has appeared during the present Carl Rosa season. Praise is also due to the Silvio of Mr Frank Clarke, and the Beppo of Mr Lovat Crosley.  Mr De La Fuente conducted."

The touring schedule for Scotland during the year 1918 was as follows:-

The season consisted two weeks at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, then four weeks at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Following a break of two months or so, the company returned to Glasgow for four weeks and finally a week back at the Royal Lyceum.

w/c Mon 18 Feb Tannhauser; Tue Carmen; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Bohème; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 25 Feb Cav and Pag; Tue Bohème; Wed Merry Wives of Windsor; Thu Tales of Hoffmann; Fri Mignon; Sat m Madam Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 4 Mar Carmen; Tue Tannhauser; Wed Bohème; Thu Faust; Fri Madam Butterfly; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 11 Mar Cav and Pag; Tue Mignon; Wed Tales of Hoffmann; Thu Merry Wives of Windsor; Fri Bohème; Sat m Madam Butterfly; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 18 Mar Tannhauser; Tue Bohème; Wed Trovatore; Thu Tales of Hoffmann; Fri Jeanie Deans; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Faust.

w/c Mon 25 Mar Madam Butterfly; Tue Carmen; Wed Jeanie Deans; Thu Cav and Pag; Fri Mignon; Sat m Tannhauser; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Mon 24 Jun Tannhauser; Tue Bohème; Wed Tales of Hoffmann; Thu Don Giovanni; Fri Carmen; Sat m Madam Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 1 Jul Jeanie Deans; Tue Cav and Pag; Wed Mignon; Thu Madam Butterfly; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

w/c Mon 8 Jul Merry Wives of Windsor; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed Don Giovanni; Thu Dante and Beatriceand Pagliacci; Fri Tannhauser; Sat m Jeanie Deans; Sat e Carmen.

w/c Mon 15 Jul Mignon; Tue Faust; Wed Tannhauser; Thu RigolettoFri Dante and Beatrice and Pagliacci; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Tales of Hoffmann.

w/c Mon 22 Jul CarmenTue Dante and Beatrice and Pagliacci; Wed Jeanie Deans; Thu Tales of Hoffmann; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat m Madam ButterflySat e Maritana

Our archivist has been unable to find a programme or review of the single perforamance of Bohemian Girl given on the tour (Saturday 30 March)

Eleven weeks @ seven performances seventy-seven.

Nine Madam Butterfly; Tales of Hoffmann

Seven Carmen; Bohème; Tannhauser.

Five Jeanie Deans; Mignon; Faust

Four Cav and Pag; Trovatore

Three Maritana; Don Giovanni; Dante and Beatrice and Pagliacci; Merry Wives of Windsor

One Rigoletto; Bohemian Girl; Marriage of Figaro

Performance Cast

Tonio a player

Frank Pursail (Feb 25; Jul 11)

Canio leader of the players

Edward Davies (Feb 25)

Cynlais Gibbs (Jul 11)

Nedda Canio's wife

Beatrice Miranda (Feb 25)

Clara Simons (Jul 11)

Beppe a player

Lovat Crosley (Feb 25; Jul 11)

Silvio a villager

Frank Clarke (Feb 25; Jul 11)

Production Cast


Henriquez de la Fuente (25 Feb; 11 Jul)

Performance DatesPagliacci 1918

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

25 Feb, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

11 Mar, 19.15 11 Mar, 19.15 28 Mar, 19.15 2 Jul, 19.15 19 Jul, 19.15 23 Jul, 19.15

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