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Lohengrin 1900Moody-Manners Opera Company

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The reviewer for the Glasgow Herald (27 March) wrote:-

'In last night's performance, Mr E C Hedmondt and Madame Ella Russell, who were 'specially engaged', took the parts of Lohengrin and Elsa respectively.   Both artists were in capital voice, and in the first and third acts received many favourable demonstrations from the audience.   Mr Hedmondt is singing much better than when he was here last, and the wreath which was handed to him during the evening was not undeserved.

'Mr William Dever's Frederic was in many ways excellent, but in the first act especially he had far too many false notes.   Miss Marie Alexander did not quite suit the part of Ortrud, but she sang and acted vigorously; the best part of her voice is at the top.   Mr Alexander Bevan as the King, and Mr Dillon Shallard as the Herald also contributed their share to the success of the performance."


Tour Schedule

The schedule for the two-week long Scottish visit in spring included a rare revival of Wallace's Amber Witch and also Balfe's Puritan's Daughter, another work about to disappear from the repertoire.  The programme was as follows:

First w/c 19 March (Edinburgh): Mon 19 Lohengrin;  Tue 20 Carmen;  Wed 21  Faust;  Thu 22 Amber Witch;  Fri 23 Tannhäuser;  Sat 24 mat  Puritan's Daughter;  Sat 24 eve Bohemian Girl.  

Second w/c 26 March (Glasgow): Mon 26 Lohengrin;  Tue 27 Faust;  Wed 28 Carmen;  Thu 29  Amber Witch;  Fri 30  Tannhäuser;  Sat 30 mat -;  Sat 30 eve Maritana.

The company returned for two further weeks in the autumn:-

First w/c 29 October (Glasgow):  Mon 29 Tannhäuser;  Tue 30 Faust;  Wed 31 Lohengrin; Thu 01 Nov Carmen; Fri 02 Jewess;  Sat 03 mat Lohengrin;  Sat 03 eve Bohemian Girl.

Second w/c 5 November (Edinburgh):  Mon 05 Tannhäuser; Tue 06 Faust;  Wed 07 Lohengrin;  Thu 08 Carmen;  Fri 09 Jewess;  Sat 10 mat Lohengrin;  Sat 10 eve Bohemian Girl.

Performance Cast

Heerufer Royal Herald

Dillon Shallard (Mar 26)

Heinrich Henry the Fowler, King of Germany

Alexander Bevan (Mar 26)

Friedrich von Telramund Count of Brabant

William Dever (Mar 26)

Ortrud Friedrich's wife

Marie Alexander (Mar 26)

Elsa von Brabant sister of the missing Count Gottfried

Ella Russell (Mar 26)

Lohengrin a knight

Charles Hedmondt (Mar 26)

Production Cast


John P Jackson

Performance DatesLohengrin 1900

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

19 Mar, 19.15 7 Nov, 19.15 10 Nov, 14.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Mar, 19.15 31 Oct, 19.15 3 Nov, 14.00

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