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Bohème 1944Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The 1944 Glasgow season began on Monday 3 April (with Traviata), so this Thursday performance was well into the second week. The two conductors were Walter Susskind, who would spend several seasons in Glasgow with the Scottish Orchestra, and Charles Webber, a familiar figure on the podium for a quarter century.

Likewise the singers included some familiar names - the Mimì, Marcello, Schaunard and Alcindoro had worked writh Carl Rosa since the twenties. John Torney was also a familiar name. Ruth Packer had already worked with Sadler's Wells, but would now continue to sing leading parts with Carl Rosa for over a decade.

The week in Aberdeen commenced Monday 28 February. The repertoire was: Mon Traviata; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed mat Cav & Pag; Wed eve Bohème; Thu Merry Wives of Windsor; Fri Faust; Sat mat Butterfly; Sat eve Trovatore.

The cast for 13 April is taken from a copy of the programme in the OperaScotland collection and for 1 March from a programme in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Tudor Davies (Mar 1 e)

John Torney (Apr 13)

Marcello a painter

Hubert Dunkerley

Colline a philosopher

Lipa Balmont

Schaunard a musician

Appleton Moore

Benoit the students' landlord

Liddell Peddieson

Mimì a seamstress

Helen Ogilvie

Parpignol a toy vendor

Morton Clifford

Musetta a grisette

Ruth Packer

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Martin Quinn

Custom-house Sergeant

Ernest Sutherland (Mar 1 e)

James Stewart (Apr 13)

Performance DatesBohème 1944

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

1 Mar, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Apr, 19.00

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