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Faust 1876Carl Rosa Opera Company

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In 1876, Carl Rosa led his company back to Scotland for their first visit to Edinburgh during which they performed six times - no matinee.

There was only one performance of Faust. The Scotsman carried an advertisement on the morning of the performance, explaining "By permission of Major Percival and Officers, the Band of the 79th Highlanders, under the direction of Mr McDonald, Bandmaster, will assist in the Soldiers' Chorus".

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Fred C Packard

Méphistophélès the devil

Mr F H Celli

Valentin Marguerite's brother

William Ludwig

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Arthur Howell


Marie Roze

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Josephine Yorke

Marthe a neighbour

Mrs Aynsley Cook

Performance DatesFaust 1876

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Edinburgh Theatre, Castle Terrace | Edinburgh

2 May, 19.30

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