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Jewess 1915O'Mara Grand Opera Company

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The newly-established O'Mara company maintained the tradition established by earlier groups of bringing at least one major and one little known work on tour. This would be presented on Thursday or Friday, to give time for rehearsals with the company's own section principals and the local theatre's resident orchestra. The Saturday performances would consist of popular works which the band already knew and would have less need to rehearse (on this occasion Il Trovatore and The Bohemian Girl).

La Juive was one of a handful of French grand operas which still maintained a foothold on the repertoire and had been brought to Scotland by Moody-Manners early in the century. 1915 is the only season when it was presented north of the central belt. It was a work much enjoyed by tenors of mature years, and Eléazar was a favourite role of Caruso. More recently, it has been sung by Richard Tucker, Neil Shicoff and Dennis O'Neill. Joseph O'Mara had first encountered the role a decade earlier on tour with Moody-Manners.

Further Scottish dates to be confirmed.

Performance DatesJewess 1915

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Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

19 Mar, 19.15

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