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Aïda 1892Carl Rosa Opera Company

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This was the first performance in Scotland of what would quickly become one of the most popular of Verdi's operas, and with Scottish soprano Effie Stewart in the title role. Leslie Crotty added two new roles on this tour, not just Amonasro, but also Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana.

However Crotty and his wife, Georgina Burns, soon left the company, and in the autumn began touring in their own group, performing Rossini's Cinderella, presumably deliberately chosen so as avoid direct competition with their former colleagues.

Performance Cast

Ramfis High Priest

Bowman Ralston

Radamès Captain of the Guard

Jean Dimitresco

Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt

Louise Lablache

Aïda an Ethiopian slave

Effie Stewart

King of Egypt

Lempriere Pringle

Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda

Leslie Crotty

Performance DatesAïda 1892

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

2 May, 00.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

18 May, 19.30 21 May, 19.30 30 Nov, 00.00 8 Dec, 00.00

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