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Faust 1910Castellano Grand Italian Opera

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As with the British touring companies, Castellano ended his weeks in Aberdeen and Dundee with a popular favourite in Gounod's Faust. Many early recordings of solos from the opera reveal just how widespread were performances in the Italian translation, even if they were less familiar north of the Forth.

This cast is from a programme in Aberdeen City Library. Friday's preview in the Courier specifies that Defral would also appear in Dundee. However it seems that the enthusiastic reception of Miriam Licette's performance as Micaëla in Thursday's Carmen encouraged the management to put her on to try out the role of Marguerite. Unusually, the Courier did go along to report the occasion, and was duly impressed.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Signor Romani

Méphistophélès the devil

Signor Vittori

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Signor Vail

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Signor Quintina

Marguerite

Signora Defral (Oct 22)

Miriam Licette (Oct 29)

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Signora Rocco

Marthe a neighbour

Signora Cavezzano

Performance DatesFaust 1910

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

22 Oct, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

29 Oct, 19.30

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