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Faust 1912Carl Rosa Opera Company

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It is difficult to avoid the idea that any performance of Faust by this time must have been nearly stifled by a sense of routine. However, it is clear that audiences continued to enjoy it. And even Messrs Hedmondt and Winckworth, who had been singing these roles for two decades, must have been kept on their toes by the arrival of new faces, in this case the soprano Ina Hill and mezzo Claude Albright.

The schedule in Dundee for the week commencing 5 February was: Mon Mignon; Tue Faust; Wed Carmen; Thu Cav & Pag; Fri Queen of Sheba; Sat mat Tannhäuser; Sat eve Trovatore. The previous week in Aberdeen had carried the same repertoire but for another rarity, Nicolai's Merry Wives appearing instead of Cav & Pag.

The cast details are taken from a programme in Aberdeen City Library and from reviews in the Dundee Advertiser and Dundee Courier.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Charles Hedmondt

Méphistophélès the devil

Arthur Winckworth

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Hebden Foster

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Miller Reid

Marguerite

Ina Hill

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Claude Albright

Marthe a neighbour

Jean Douglas-Wilson

Performance DatesFaust 1912

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

1 Feb, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

6 Feb, 19.30

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