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Golden Web 1893Carl Rosa Opera Company

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After a distinctly complicated birth, the last opera of Goring Thomas was toured. While the musical aspects of the comedy were admired, the text, plot and faults of structure were still criticised, in spite of all the adjustments since the premiere. Reaction to The Golden Web did not equal the success of its two predecessors, and the opera has never been revived.

Little can be extracted from the short review in the Glasgow Evening Post (1 May) other than confirmation of the singers in the main roles. "The opera was, as on the previous occasion, prettily set.... The other parts were ably filled, and the audience awarded the performers frequent applause."

Performance Cast

Lord Silvertop an elderly nobleman

Lempriere Pringle

Smug Silvertop's valet

Arthur Wilkinson

Dr Manacle a parson

Aynsley Cook

Spindle Manacle's servant

Mr W S Laidlaw

Bullion a rich city merchant

Charles Campbell

Geoffrey Norreys a young spendthrift

Rhys Thomas 2

Amabel Bullion niece to Manacle and Bullion

Alice Esty

Mistress Pamela Patch Amabel's aunt

Mme Amadi

Mrs Scatterwell a lady of fashion

Miss F Shortland

Mrs Pounceby a lady of fashion

Minnie Hunt

Production Cast


Claude Jaquinot

Performance DatesGolden Web 1893

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

27 Apr, 00.00 6 May, 00.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

11 May, 19.30

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