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Carmen 1904Moody-Manners Opera Company

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Zélie de Lussan was a familiar, indeed ubiquitous, figure in the title role, and would remain so for another decade. 

The Micaëla, Kate Anderson, was a new recruit who would stay with Moody-Manners for several years. 

John Child was appearing as Don José for the first time, though he was a regular in lighter parts. The Escamillo was also new.

The 1904 tour schedule included three weeks in the spring, one in Edinburgh and two in Glasgow, with an extra Edinburgh week in the autumn.


The cast for 18 October is from a programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Scottish itinerary

The schedule was as follows:-

Edinburgh w/c 14 March: Mon Carmen;  Tue 15 Faust;  Wed 16 Tannhäuser;  Thu 17 Mignon;  Fri 18 Daughter of the Regiment;  Sat 19 mat Lohengrin;  Sat 19 eve Bohemian Girl.

Glasgow w/c 21 March:  Mon Carmen;  Tue 22 Lily of Killarney;  Wed 23 Daughter of the Regiment;  Thu 24 Lohengrin;  Fri 25 Mignon;  Sat 26 mat Faust;  Sat 26 eve Bohemian Girl.

Glasgow w/c 28 March: Mon Tannhäuser: Tue 29 Faust;  Wed 30 Philemon and Baucis & Pagliacci; Thu 31 Daughter of the Regiment;  Fri 1 Apr Mignon;  Sat 2 mat Daughter of the Regiment;  Sat 2 eve Maritana.

Edinburgh w/c 17 October: Mon Tannhäuser;  Tue 18 Carmen;  Wed 19 Traviata;  Thu 20 Mignon;  Fri 21 Lohengrin;  Sat 22 mat Daughter of the Regiment; Sat 22 eve Maritana.

Performance Cast

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Mr N Davidson (Oct 18)

Micaëla a peasant girl

Kate Anderson (Oct 18)

Don José a corporal of dragoons

John Child (Oct 18)

Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons

Mr E G Renshaw (Oct 18)

Carmen a gypsy

Zélie de Lussan (Oct 18)

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Tilly Addington (Oct 18)

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Miss J McCarthy (Oct 18)

Escamillo a toreador

Mr F H Erle (Oct 18)

Dancaïre a smuggler

Charles Moppett (Oct 18)

Remendado a smuggler

Mr W Newton (Oct 18)

Performance DatesCarmen 1904

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

14 Mar, 19.15 18 Oct, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

21 Mar, 19.15

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