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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 is from a programme in the Mitchell Library collection.

Performance Cast

Comte de Nevers a Catholic nobleman

William Dever

Comte de Saint Bris a Catholic nobleman

Charles Magrath

Raoul de Nangis a Huguenot nobleman

Joseph O'Mara

Marcel Raoul's servant

Charles Manners

Valentine daughter of Saint-Bris

Clementine de Vere Sapio

Urbain page to Marguerite

Toni Seiter

Marguerite de Valois sister of the King of France

Kate Anderson

Cossé a Catholic gentleman

Mr V Brodo

Méru a Catholic gentleman

Harry Brindle

Thoré a Catholic gentleman

Mr H Carver

Tavannes a Catholic gentleman

Mr C Lumb

de Retz a Catholic gentleman

Mr J T Bolesworth

Bois-Rosé a Huguenot soldier

Mr J Johnstone

Maurevert a Catholic nobleman

Mr E G Renshaw

Servant of Comte de Nevers

Mr H Stone

Archer

Mr H B Rendle

First Maid of Honour

Miss M Scotson

Second Maid of Honour

Miss D McCarthy

Performance DatesHuguenots 1905

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Oct, 19.30

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