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Tannhäuser 1899Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The audience popularity of Tannhäuser is attested to by the fact that on this tour, with the company's finances in a distinctly rocky state, it was given twice in both Aberdeen and Dundee, including the Saturday matinee slot. The cast, as reported in the Dundee Advertiser, is of a distinctly lower calibre than the 1897 version - Rita Elandi, Philip Brozel, William Ludwig and conductor Richard Eckhold all having moved on, at least temporarily.

Performance Cast

Venus

Miss Ludlam

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

William Stephens

Shepherd boy

Miss E Thomas

Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger

Arthur Deane

Hermann Landgrave of Thuringia

Arthur Winckworth

Walther von der Vogelweide a knight and minnesinger

Frank Wood

Heinrich der Schreiber a knight and minnesinger

Mr P Somers

Reinmar von Zweter a knight and minnesinger

Albert Chapman

Biterolf a knight and minnesinger

Mr G Wood

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Lily Heenan

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1899

Map List

Volunteer Hall, Galashiels | Galashiels

13 Nov, 00.00

Lyceum Theatre, Govan | Govan

17 Nov, 00.00

Her Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

28 Nov, 00.00 2 Dec, 14.00

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

4 Dec, 19.15 9 Dec, 14.00

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