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Cavalleria Rusticana 1958Touring Opera 58

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This little documented organisation was formed "in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain" and toured for a season with artists from the defunct Carl Rosa company, which had always been refused significant Arts Council support. It claimed a company of 130 - eighty artists  and fifty musicians. Sadler's Wells were also visiting Scotland by now, though usually in the spring.

The Scottish tour, starting on 22 September, consisted of only two weeks, one in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen. The repertoire held few surprises:

Glasgow Mon, Barber; Tue Bartered Bride; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Carmen; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Barber; Sat eve Bartered Bride.

Aberdeen Mon Bartered Bride; Tue Carmen; Wed Barber; Thu Butterfly; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Carmen; Sat eve Cav & Pag.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Marie Collier

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Barbara Howitt

Alfio the village carter

Gwyn Griffiths

Turiddu a young soldier

Brychan Powell

Lola Alfio’s wife

Anne Edwards

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1958

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Sep, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

4 Oct, 19.30

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