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Faust 1891Carl Rosa Opera Company

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This two week season in Edinburgh was originally scheduled to commence with the spectacular effects of Meyerbeer's grandiose Les Huguenots. However, on the night, Georgina Burns was ill, and unable to appear as Valentine. In this rarely performed opera, the company did not have a prepared understudy to cover for her, so Faust was brought forward from the Wednesday evening. By Wednesday, Madame Burns was restored to health and The Huguenots went ahead. The Scotsman was not amused at what it perceived as a lack of preparation. Later in the visit, Zélie de Lussan had to withdraw from Carmen, but with this more common piece, the company was able to field a replacement without difficulty.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Jean Dimitresco

Méphistophélès the devil

Bowman Ralston

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Leslie Crotty

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Charles Campbell


Alice Esty

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Josephine Yorke

Marthe a neighbour

Annie Cook (Nov 23)

Annette Laubach (Dec 4)

Performance DatesFaust 1891

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

11 Apr, 00.00 23 Nov, 19.30 4 Dec, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

14 Nov, 14.00

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