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Navarraise 1894Royal Italian Opera Company

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Touring to Scotland only three months after its première, La navarraise seems a strange companion piece for Gluck's Orfeo - as indeed was Pagliacci on the previous year's visit by Sir Augustus Harris's company from Covent Garden.  However Massenet packs a lot of powerfully effective music into three-quarters of an hour.

Philip Brozel was at the start of a distinguished career, while Armand Castelmary was nearing the end of one in which he created roles at the Paris Opéra in works by Meyerbeer (Don Diego in L'africaine), Verdi (the Monk in Don Carlos.) and Thomas (Horatio in Hamlet).

Performance Cast

Anita a girl from Navarre

Pauline Joran

Araquil a sergeant

Philip Brozel

Garrido a general

Armand Castelmary

Remigio Araquil's father

Signor Villani

Bustamente a sergeant

Giuseppe Maggi

Ramon a captain

Iginio Corsi

Performance DatesNavarraise 1894

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

15 Sep, 14.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Sep, 19.30

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