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Faust 1914Carl Rosa Opera Company

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This two week visit to the Edinburgh Lyceum by the Royal Carl Rosa Opera began on Monday, 16 February 1914, and was the last before the outbreak of war. Edward Davies and Arthur Winckworth were singing roles they had previously done together in 1907. The Australian Pauline Donnan was a new arrival.

The cast for this performance of Faust, given on the first Saturday evening, is from the OperaScotland copy of the programme, which also gives details of the matinee performance of Tales of Hoffmann.

The second week's programme was Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed Tannhäuser; Thu Magic Flute; Fri Tales of Hoffmann; Sat mat Jewels of the Madonna; Sat eve Trovatore.

A footnote states 'The magnificent Pipe Organ carried by the Company, manufactured by the Positive Organ Co.'

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Edward Davies

Méphistophélès the devil

Arthur Winckworth

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Frank Clarke

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Mostyn Bell


Pauline Donnan

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Phyllis Davies

Marthe a neighbour

Jean Douglas-Wilson

Performance DatesFaust 1914

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Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

21 Feb, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

14 Mar, 14.00

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