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Faust 1885Sydney Hill's Royal English Opera Company

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With Fred Packard, Julia Gaylord and Lucy Franklein in the cast, this team could easily have been put together by the Carl Rosa company.

Cast is as reviewed in the Dundee Advertiser.


Sydney Hill's Royal English Opera in Scotland - 1885

The operas toured were: Mozart (Marriage of Figaro,  Don Giovanni);  Bellini (Sonnambula);  Benedict (Lily of Killarney);  Wallace (Maritana);  Verdi (Trovatore);  Gounod (Faust).

The Scottish tour schedule was:

Aberdeen w/c 23 March:  Mon 23 Maritana;  Tue 24 Lily of Killarney;  Wed 25 Trovatore;  Thu 26 Marriage of Figaro;  Fri 27 Faust;  Sat 28 Sonnambula.

Dundee w/c 30 March: Mon 30 Marriage of Figaro;  Tue 31 Maritana;  Wed 1 April Lily of Killarney; Thu 2 Faust;  Fri 3 Trovatore; Sat 4 Don Giovanni.

Further performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Fred C Packard

Méphistophélès the devil

Albert McGuckin

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Arthur Rousbey


Julia Gaylord

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Lucy Franklein

Performance DatesFaust 1885

Map List

Her Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

27 Mar, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

3 Apr, 19.30

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