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Tannhäuser 1916O'Mara Grand Opera Company

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The O'Mara company was now making its third visit to Dundee, with a week commencing 28 February. The programme was:

Mon Trovatore; Tue Carmen; Wed Tannhauser; Thu Butterfly; Fri Huguenots; Sat mat Lucia; Sat eve Faust.

The Meyerbeer was making its only appearance on Tayside. Lucia was now a rarity, largely discredited because it was generally performed in a version so heavily cut as to prevent its true quality from being recognised by audiences.

This cast is as reported in the Dundee Courier & Argus. No conductor is mentioned.

Performance Cast


Towena Thomas

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

Joseph O'Mara

Shepherd boy

Maud Rigby

Hermann Landgrave of Thuringia

William Anderson

Walther von der Vogelweide a knight and minnesinger

Henry O'Dempsey

Biterolf a knight and minnesinger

Arthur Vallance

Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger

William Russell

Heinrich der Schreiber a knight and minnesinger

Frank Clarke

Reinmar von Zweter a knight and minnesinger

Mr Kushell

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Anna Lindsey

Production Cast


John P Jackson

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1916

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Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

1 Mar, 19.15

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