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Beggar Student 1884Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa rather neglected Viennese operetta, giving brief exposure to two works, one by Suppé, and here, the most famous piece by Millöcker, which still retains popularity in Austria. It received two performances in 1884, and a further one the following year, which does not suggest that it enjoyed any great success. However the title role was taken by Ben Davies - evidence that this young tenor's career was taking off.

A minor footnote concerning the translation is the use of the name Stephania for the younger daughter - presumably the original Bronislava was thought more awkward than it seems now.

Performance Cast

Palmatica Countess Nowalska

Marian Burton

Laura Palmatica's elder daughter

Georgina Burns

Stephania Palmatica's younger daughter

Kate Bensberg

Colonel Ollendorf Governor of Cracow

George Snazelle

Simon Romanovitch the Beggar Student

Ben Davies

Performance DatesBeggar Student 1884

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Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

20 Nov, 00.00

Royalty, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 Dec, 00.00

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