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Faust 1937Carl Rosa Opera Company

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There can't have been many visits by the Carl Rosa that failed to include a performance of Faust, still a hugely popular piece at this time. It seemed in the nineteen-sixties that it had reached the end of its useful life, but after a decade or two of reasonable obscurity it resurfaced, and, while it is hard to imagine it could ever regain the level of popularity it used to have, it is now much appreciated by audiences and directors.

The cast is from our pair of programmes covering the entire week in Edinburgh. Performances were given of Cav & Pag, Madam Butterfly (twice), La Bohème, Faust, Die Fledermaus and Carmen.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

John Torney

Méphistophélès the devil

Kingsley Lark

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Leyland White

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Ernest Frank


Helen Ogilvie

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Betty Thompson

Marthe a neighbour

Elisabeth Aveling

Performance DatesFaust 1937

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

25 Mar, 19.45

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