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Fra Diavolo 1889J W Turner's English Opera Company

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J W Turner was a former principal tenor with the Carl Rosa organisation, and on this tour his leading mezzo was another former Rosa stalwart, Josephine Yorke. This company seems to been remarkably stable, with many singers staying for several seasons at a time during the next dozen years.

While Turner may not have been so ambitious in terms of repertoire, He seems to have maintained a consistently successful operation. His repertoire was largely drawn from British works by Balfe, Wallace and Benedict, with a rare revival thrown in of Macfarren's Robin Hood. Fra Diavolo had been a popular work on Rosa tours, but no longer featured. Faust, however, was by this time a work from which there seemed to be no escape, and every company touring a mixed repertoire found it drew good houses.

Performance Cast

Fra Diavolo a bandit chief

Mr J W Turner

Lord Cockburn a British tourist

John Ridding

Lady Pamela Cockburn

Josephine Yorke

Lorenzo an officer of carabiniers

Walter Gray

Zerlina Matteo's daughter

Chrystal Duncan

Giacomo a bandit

Edward Griffin

Beppo a bandit

Charles Leverton

Performance DatesFra Diavolo 1889

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Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

14 Oct, 19.30

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