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Lustigen Weiber von Windsor 1912Carl Rosa Opera Company

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This was a revival of the old staging last brought to the central belt, but no further, in 1905. Apart from Arthur Winckworth in the title role, only Frederick Clendon of the 1905 principals remained,  Merry Wives had received its Scottish premiere by the Carl Rosa in Aberdeen in 1894.

The schedule for the Aberdeen visit commencing 29 January was: Mon Mignon; Tue Tannhäuser; Wed Merry Wives of Windsor; Thu Faust; Fri Queen of Sheba; Sat mat Carmen; Sat eve Il trovatore. The company moved south to Dundee the following week, with the same operas, though played in a different order. The one exception was Merry Wives, which was replaced by Cav & Pag. Having brought it back now, it seems strange that they should not have taken it to Dundee as well, but Cav & Pag also needed to be kept fresh with the occasional performance, and would inevitably fill the theatre.

This cast is from a programme in the Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Mrs Ford Frau Fluth, wife of Ford

Beatrice Miranda

Mrs Page Frau Reich, wife of Page, Anne's mother

Claude Albright

Anne Page Jungfer Anna Reich, daughter of Page

Madoline Spicer

Fenton a young gentleman

Charles Neville

Ford Herr Fluth, a Windsor merchant

Felix Fleischer

Page Herr Reich, a Windsor merchant

Frederick Clendon

Slender Junker Spärlich, an elderly gentleman

William O'Connor

Dr Caius a French gentleman

Miller Reid


Tom Hamilton

Sir John Falstaff a knight

Arthur Winckworth

Host of the 'Garter Inn'

Albert Fenton

First Citizen

Beulah Coe

Second Citizen

Leslie Austin

Third Citizen

Robert Brookes

Performance DatesLustigen Weiber von Windsor 1912

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

31 Jan, 19.30

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