Opera Scotland

Talk on Carl Rosa

Posted 10 Apr 2018

Iain Fraser, co-founder of OperaScotland and researcher into Carl Rosa, is giving a talk in Edinburgh as part of the Ragged University on Thursday 26 April. 

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts from 7pm. On offer is a bite of food, a chance to socialise and learn something of Carl Rosa, the man inspired by opera.

Read more about Ragged University here.

Carl Rosa: from ‘juvenile Paganini’ to operatic entrepreneur

The man who did most to bring opera to Scotland (and indeed Britain) in the golden age of opera, the late nineteenth century, was Karl Rose, a native of Hamburg and by turns a citizen of the USA and finally of Britain. He was active in Britain with Carl Rosa Opera from 1873 until his death in 1889, at the early age of 47.

Iain will explain his research activity and offer some consideration of the business practices that helped Rosa earn his fortune.

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