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Huguenots 1905Moody-Manners Opera Company

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Meyerbeer's operas were extremely popular in the late nineteenth century, but have struggled to stay in the repertoire since then.

Where Carl Rosa had presented several of them over the years, this is the only one to have been tried by Moody-Manners.  They clearly threw everything at it - the advertising promised a company of 118, including a chorus of 55 voices, full corps de ballet and a band of thirty first-class musicians travelling with the company to augment the local theatre orchestra.  By performing it on Thursday evening those local players had a bit more rehearsal time to get to grips with an unfamiliar score.

The cast for 19 October is from a programme in the Mitchell Library collection.

Performance Cast

Comte de Nevers a Catholic nobleman

William Dever (Oct 19)

Comte de Saint Bris a Catholic nobleman

Charles Magrath (Oct 19)

Raoul de Nangis a Huguenot nobleman

Joseph O'Mara (Oct 19)

Marcel Raoul's servant

Charles Manners (Oct 19)

Valentine daughter of Saint-Bris

Clementine de Vere Sapio (Oct 19)

Urbain page to Marguerite

Toni Seiter (Oct 19)

Marguerite de Valois sister of the King of France

Kate Anderson (Oct 19)

Cossé a Catholic gentleman

Mr V Brodo (Oct 19)

Méru a Catholic gentleman

Harry Brindle (Oct 19)

Thoré a Catholic gentleman

Mr H Carver (Oct 19)

Tavannes a Catholic gentleman

Mr C Lumb (Oct 19)

de Retz a Catholic gentleman

Mr J T Bolesworth (Oct 19)

Bois-Rosé a Huguenot soldier

Mr J Johnstone (Oct 19)

Maurevert a Catholic nobleman

Mr E G Renshaw (Oct 19)

Servant of Comte de Nevers

Mr H Stone (Oct 19)

Archer

Mr H B Rendle (Oct 19)

First Maid of Honour

Miss M Scotson (Oct 19)

Second Maid of Honour

Miss D McCarthy (Oct 19)

Performance DatesHuguenots 1905

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Oct, 19.30

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