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Pagliacci 1916Carl Rosa Opera Company

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A review of a performance

Cast details are taken from a review of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in the Scotsman (26 February). The reviewer said both operas 'received excellent renderings'.

"In both there seemed to be a greater vigour and fire than usual, and the performance did great credit to the conductor, Mr Henriquz de la Fuente, who has this week proved himself a most valuable acquisition to the company."

Pagliacci  "furnished excellent opportunities for Mr William Wegener as Canio. It was a very dramatic piece of work, and an advance on his nevertheless excellent Tannhauser of earlier in the week.  The Nedda of Beatrice Miranda was a worthy companion study, and the Tonio of Mr Hebden Foster, the Silvio of Mr Frank Clarke and the Beppo of Mr Reginald Gordon completed the picture in a satisfactory fashion."


The 1916 Scottish Tour

The Scottish circuit 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

Beppe a player

Reginald Gordon

Canio leader of the players

William Wegener

Silvio a villager

Frank Clarke

Tonio a player

Hebden Foster

Nedda Canio's wife

Beatrice Miranda

Performance DatesPagliacci 1916

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

25 Feb, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 Mar, 19.15 22 Mar, 19.15

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