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Cenerentola 1893Burns-Crotty Opera

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The lavish 1892 production of Cinderella came back for a second Scottish tour six months after its premiere. The company name had changed, with husband and wife now given equal prominence in the title. There were a few other changes, the most important of which were the departure of the brilliant young conductor Henry Wood and Charles Durand who played Don Magnifico (Baron Pompolino in this version). Their excellent replacements were young Eugene Goossens jnr. and Campbell Bishop. Since Burns and Crotty had spent so long with the Carl Rosa company they were already acquainted with most members of the Goossens family.

Rosina Lupino had moved on, and the dancers now came from the London Alhambra, including a serpentine dance by Mary Thorne and a skirt dance by Marie Burdell. These were arranged by Madame Marie. Instead of using pantomime-style sets provided by the local theatre, the advertisements now mentioned 'Elaborate Scenery and Mechanical Effects' by Richard Douglas.

Adelaide Mullen and M R Morand remained in the prominently interpolated roles of Fairy Queen and Pedro.

Another change for this second visit was that the company performed The Bohemian Girl on the Saturday evening. This rather contradicted the earlier policy of not conflicting with Carl Rosa repertoire, but the Balfe work seems to have been revived to attract fans of Burns and Crotty who were not tempted by the Rossini.

Performance Cast

Clorinda daughter of Don Magnifico

Alice Barth

Tisbe Clorinda's sister

Alice Barnett

Angelina known as Cinderella, Magnifico's stepdaughter

Georgina Burns

Alidoro Ramiro's tutor, a philosopher

Spenser Kelly

Don Magnifico Baron of Montefiascone

Campbell Bishop

Don Ramiro Prince of Salerno

Henry Beaumont

Dandini the Prince's valet

Leslie Crotty

Performance DatesCenerentola 1893

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Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

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