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Esmeralda 1886Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The initial success of Esmeralda encouraged the company to revive it for a further tour very quickly, with several of the original cast, including Georgina Burns in the title role and her husband, Leslie Crotty, as the hunchback. A programme in the Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh City Library suggests Edward Scovel was to sing Phoebus, with McGuckin singing earlier in the day at the Carmen matinee. Another programme at NLS suggests a reversal of roles. In the absence of further data, at present we assume McGuckin sang Don José earlier in the week, then Phoebus, the part he created, on the Saturday evening, with Scovel singing in the Carmen matinee.

Performance Cast

Esmeralda a gipsy

Georgina Burns

Fleur-de-Lys betrothed to Phoebus

Miss E Vadini

Lady Lois governess to Fleur-de-Lys

Annie Cook

Phoebus de Chateaupers a Captain of Archers

Barton McGuckin

Claude Frollo Archdeacon of Notre Dame

James Sauvage

Quasimodo a hunchback

Leslie Crotty

Pierre Gringoire a poet, married to Esmeralda

Payne Clarke

Clopin King of the Beggars

Max Eugene

Marquis de Chevreuse

Charles Campbell

Performance DatesEsmeralda 1886

Map List

Grand Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 May, 00.00 20 Nov, 00.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

6 Nov, 19.15 13 Nov, 00.00

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