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Bohème 1922British National Opera Company

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1921 was rather quiet, operatically speaking, due to the collapse of the Beecham company, which went into liquidation in December 1920. it did not take long for a successor to appear, however, and. the British National Opera Company made its first appearance, in Bradford, on 6 February 1922. Most of its productions were inherited from Beecham, and many of the artists.

The first Glasgow visit, commencing Monday 6 November, lasted for two weeks. The first of these was as follows: Mon tbc; Tue tbc; Wed mat tbc; Wed eve Faust; Thu Louise; Fri tbc; Sat mat La bohème and Sat eve a strange double bill - a stage adaptation of Debussy's Prodigal Son, followed by Pagliacci.

Cast details are from programmes in the A M Gardiner collection at the Mitchell Library.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Tudor Davies

Marcello a painter

William Michael

Colline a philosopher

William Anderson

Schaunard a musician

Powell Edwards

Benoit the students' landlord

Alfred Huntly

Mimì a seamstress

Leah Rusel-Myre

Parpignol a toy vendor

Seph Jones

Musetta a grisette

May Blyth

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Alfred Huntly

Custom-house Sergeant

Leon Russell

Performance DatesBohème 1922

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

11 Nov, 14.00

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