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Trovatore 1935O'Mara Grand Opera Company

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Twenty years since its first visit to Scotland, the O'Mara company, by the thirties no longer so 'Grand' as its brand name suggested, was touring to smaller venues, playing a popular repertoire in the style of variety theatre (i.e. twice nightly).

The company included two Carl Rosa veterans. Ina Hill, who had sung major roles before the war, and John Perry, who had successfully partnered Eva Turner back in the twenties, led the performers in a range of works.

The unashamedly popular repertoire was Il trovatore (Monday); Faust (Tuesday); The Bohemian Girl (Wednesday); Madam Butterfly (Thursday); The Marriage of Figaro (Friday); Maritana (Saturday matinee) and The Lily of Killarney (Saturday evening).

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Alfred James

Inez confidante of Leonora

Vera Compton

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Ina Hill

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Tom Rowland

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

John Perry

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Mary Benzies

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Myrrdyn Watcyn

Performance DatesTrovatore 1935

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