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Rose of Castille 1870Corri's Grand English Opera Company

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Balfe was still the most successful living British composer at this stage, though he had produced no new opera for several years and would be dead within a few months. The Rose of Castille lasted in the repertoire longer than any piece other than Bohrmian Girl, and the plot is a rather more logical one than that much criticized work can boast.

Now that several operas from this much neglected area have received good recordings, perhaps this should be next on the list.

Performance Cast

Donna Elvira Queen of León, the 'Rose of Castille'

Ida Gilliess

Donna Carmen Elvira's maid of honour

Fanny Harrison

Don Sancho King of Castille, disguised as Manuel, a muleteer

William Parkinson

Don Pedro Elvira's uncle, a conspirator

Henry Corri

Don Florio de Santa Cruz a frivolous old courtier

Haydn Corri

Don Sallust a conspirator

Charles Ellison

Beatrice Duchess of Calatrava

Emma Millar

Pablo an Innkeeper

Mr C M Blythe

Production Cast

Conductor

John Pew

Performance DatesRose of Castille 1870

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Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

22 Mar, 19.30

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