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Trovatore 1905Moody-Manners Opera Company

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The reviewer in the Glasgow Herald (15 March) said "...Il trovatore, with its raw melodrama, stirring tunes, and 'vampy' accompaniments, is probably the most popular of the master's works.  Although the music appeals on a comparatively low plane, it has a kind of directness that never fails with a large section of the musical public.  It can, at least, be enjoyed without any effort. At the performance of Il trovatore last night in the Theatre-Royal, Mr Manners had the support of a splendid audience, notwithstanding the fact that the work had been given in the Grand Theatre the previous evening.   In a company that can produce successfully the most difficult operas, the claims of early Verdi are easily met.  Last night's performance was one of all round excellence.  Leonora and Manrico, as represented by Madame de Vere and Mr Joseph O'Mara, loved and sorrowed and pated, sang in airs and duets and concerted pieces, to the evident satisfaction of everybody.  Mr O'Mara's voice did not make a good blend in the Miserere scene, although the number was much applauded, and had to be repeated.  Mr William Dever was effective as ever as the Count di Luna. 'The respect of the heart' for some reason failed to make the slightest sensation.  Miss Toni Seiter had only moderate success as the gipsy.  The smaller roles were well filled; and one had nothing but praise for dancers, chorus, and band.  Mr Cuthbert Hawley conducted."

Performance Cast

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Clementine de Vere Sapio

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

William Dever

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Joseph O'Mara

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Toni Seiter

Performance DatesTrovatore 1905

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

14 Mar, 19.15

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