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Bohemian Girl 1916Carl Rosa Opera Company

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A review of one performance

An extremely short review was given in the Edinburgh Evening News of Monday 28 February.

"in the part of Thaddeus Mr Edward Davies sang extremely well, and Miss Julia Caroli's voice was very well suited to the part of Arlene.  Mr Frank Clarke made a capital Count Arnheim, Mr Frederick Clendon was a realistic Develishoof, and the Florenstein of Mr Reginald Gordon was a diverting study. 

The band played well under the baton of Mr Ronald Mackenzie, a clever young conductor."


The 1916 Scottish tour

The Scottish tour in 1916 consisted of two weeks at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, followed by three at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Advertisements state the orchestra included fifty performers.

w/c Monday 21 Feb Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Aïda; Wed Tannhauser; Thu Trovatore; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Faust; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Monday 28 Feb Carmen; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Mignon; Thu Magic Flute; Fri Faust*; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Monday 6 March Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Carmen; Wed Faust; Thu Trovatore; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Aïda; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 13 March Tannhauser; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Aïda; Thu Magic Flute; Fri Faust; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Mon 20 March Carmen; Tue Mignon; Wed Cav and Pag; Thu Attack on the Mill; Fri Tales of Hoffmann; Sat m Faust; Sat e Trovatore.

The whole amounted to seven performances of Tales of Hoffmann; five of Faust; three of Aïda, Cav and Pag, Carmen, and Trovatore; two of Tannhauser, Bohemian Girl, Mignon, Maritana, and Magic Flute; one of Attack on the Mill.

  • The advertised performance in Edinburgh of Attack on the Mill was replaced by one of Faust. The latter performance was seemingly not reviewed.

Performance Cast

Florestein nephew of the Count

Reginald Gordon

Devilshoof leader of the gypsies

Frederick Clendon

Count Arnheim Governor of Pressburg

Frank Clarke

Arline Arnheim's daughter

Julia Caroli

Thaddeus a proscribed Pole

Edward Davies

Production Cast


Ronald Mackenzie

Performance DatesBohemian Girl 1916

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

26 Feb, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Mar, 19.15

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