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Carmen 1920Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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Three performances were given of Carmen during this week, while the other piece performed, Goring Thomas's Esmeralda, received four. Several of the artists sang at all seven performances, though only Escamillo among the major roles was taken by someone who also appeared in the other opera.

The stage director, Mr E C Hedmondt, had sung Don José many times with Carl Rosa and elsewhere during his career, though he was perhaps on less familiar territory with Esmeralda.

Cast details from a programme in the Mitchell Library.

Performance Cast

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Peter McMillan

Micaëla a peasant girl

Ella Gardner

Don José a corporal of dragoons

James Newall

Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons

Jack Donaldson

Carmen a gypsy

May Lymburn

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Mary Murchie

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Agnes McLelland

Lillas Pastia an innkeeper

Mr L Alexander

Escamillo a toreador

John W Finlay

Dancaïre a smuggler

Norman F Swan

Remendado a smuggler

George Mathieson

Performance DatesCarmen 1920

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Apr, 19.15 22 Apr, 19.15 24 Apr, 14.00

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