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Cavalleria Rusticana 1918Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Double bill with Pagliacci for four performances,  Cast details are taken from a review in the Scotsman (26 February).

Of  the 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."

"The performance of each opera called for nothing but praise. In Mascagni's opera, Miss Ida Carton made a fine Santuzza. It was a study of the character which  revealed dramatic intelligence of a high order and it is seldom that an operatic artist rises to so intellectual a conception of a character. The Turiddu demonstrated to what an extent Mr William Boland has advanced as a dramatic singer."

"The Lola of Miss Lena Maitland was another very real study of a character which is too apt to become as unconvincing as Micaela in Carmen, and Mr Frank Clarke's Alfio and Miss Jean Douglas Wilson's Lucia completed an excellent cast."

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

Santuzza a village girl

Ida Carton

Turiddu a young soldier

William Boland

Lola Alfio’s wife

Lena Maitland

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1918

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

25 Feb, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

11 Mar, 19.15 28 Mar, 19.15 2 Jul, 19.15

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