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Cavalleria Rusticana 1955Iskoldoff Italian Opera Company

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The annual provincial tour of an Italian company put together by the impresarios Peter Daubeny and Eugene Iskoldoff made a much briefer visit to Scotland this time. Glasgow still got two weeks, starting 21 November, but Aberdeen and Edinburgh missed out altogether. Probably the only singer of note is the Neapolitan mezzo Anna di Stasio, who would have an excellent career at most of the major Italian houses. She twice came to the Edinburgh Festival. with the companies from Naples and Florence.

The repertoire of popular favourites was:

W/c 21 Nov: Mon Bohème; Tue Cav & Pag; Wed mat Bohème; Wed eve Butterfly; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Tosca; Sat mat Butterfly; Sat eve Rigoletta.

W/c 28 Nov: Mon Tosca; Tue Bohème; Wed mat Tosca; Wed eve Rigoletto; Thu Cav & Pag; Fri Butterfly; Sat mat Cav & Pag; Sat eve Bohème.

Cast details from a copy of the programme for the three Glasgow performances.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Laura Uberti

Turiddu a young soldier

Gino Pasquale

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Maria Teresa Bertasi

Alfio the village carter

Guido Malfatti

Lola Alfio’s wife

Anna di Stasio

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1955

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Nov, 19.30 1 Dec, 19.30 3 Dec, 14.30

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