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Avventura di Scaramuccia 1838Mr Mitchell's Italian Opera Buffa Company

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With a libretto by the great Felice Romani and a successful launch at La Scala, Scaramuccia did enjoy a brief period of success, for fifteen years or so, but then vanished from the record. Here, in its first Scottish performances, the title role was played by the great Italian bass Luigi Lablache's son, Frederick.

The fillers at the first performance were Rossini's Thieving Magpie overture, as a curtain-raiser, with Ricci's overture Il Nuovo Figaro at the interval. The second performance began with three extracts from The Barber of Seville and the overture to Auber's Le Cheval de Bronze.

The cast is as advertised in the Caledonian Mercury on the day of the first performance.

The first six nights of the eight were: Tue 8 May Italiana & Betly; Thu 10 May Scaramuccia; Fri 11 May L'elisir; Sat 12 May repeat of Italiana & Betly; Mon 14 May repeat of Scaramuccia; Wed 16 May Figaro. The last two programmes are as yet unconfirmed.

Performance Cast

Scaramuccia a Poet and Director of an Italian Company

Frederick Lablache

Lelio a performer in Scaramuccia's company

Signor Catone

Domenico a performer in Scaramuccia's company

Signor Sanquirico

Tommaso a peasant

Signor Bellini

Count Pontigny

Fanny Wyndham

Sandrina Servant to Scaramuccia

Madlle Scheroni


Madlle Vermani

Production Cast


Signor Negri

Performance DatesAvventura di Scaramuccia 1838

Map List

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

10 May, 20.00 14 May, 20.00

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