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Lohengrin 1875Italian Opera Company

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This visit by the Royal Italian Opera from Covent Garden, directed by Sir Julius Benedict, featured  the first Scottish performances of any Wagner opera.  

It was only a few weeks after the same company, with several of the same performers, launched Lohengrin at Covent Garden.

The Canadian Emma Albani was at the beginning of an illustrious career, and the French baritone Victor Maurel would later be chosen by Verdi to create the role of Iago in Otello as well as the title role in Falstaff.

The venue, Edinburgh's Queen's Theatre, was built on the site of the present day Festival Theatre.

Performance Cast

Heerufer Royal Herald

Signor Proni

Heinrich Henry the Fowler, King of Germany

Signor Scolari

Friedrich von Telramund Count of Brabant

Victor Maurel (Gla)

Signor Medica (Edi)

Ortrud Friedrich's wife

Mdlle D' Edelsberg (Gla)

Mdlle Ghiotti (Edi)

Elsa von Brabant sister of the missing Count Gottfried

Emma Albani

Lohengrin a knight

Emilio Naudin

Performance DatesLohengrin 1875

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 Nov, 19.30 6 Nov, 19.30

Queen's Theatre | Edinburgh

16 Dec, 19.30

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