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Maritana 1916Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The 1916 Lyceum visit by Carl Rosa ended with Tales of Hoffmann in the afternoon and Maritana in the evening.

Cast details are from the OperaScotland copy of the programme for the day.

The Scotsman (6 March) noted the successful fortnight concluded ' with the ever-popular Maritana.  Dearkened streets and stormy nights were much in evidence during the engagement, but despite these and many other claims on the public at this time the company received a gratifying measure of patronage from the lovers of high-class opera."

The 1916 Scottish Tour

The Scottish circuit consisted of two weeks at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, followed by three at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Advertisements state the orchestra included fifty performers.

w/c Monday 21 Feb Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Aïda; Wed Tannhauser; Thu Trovatore; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Faust; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Monday 28 Feb Carmen; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Mignon; Thu Magic Flute; Fri Faust*; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Monday 6 March Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Carmen; Wed Faust; Thu Trovatore; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Aïda; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 13 March Tannhauser; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Aïda; Thu Magic Flute; Fri Faust; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Mon 20 March Carmen; Tue Mignon; Wed Cav and Pag; Thu Attack on the Mill; Fri Tales of Hoffmann; Sat m Faust; Sat e Trovatore.

The whole amounted to seven performances of Tales of Hoffmann; five of Faust; three of Aïda, Cav and Pag, Carmen, and Trovatore; two of Tannhauser, Bohemian Girl, Mignon, Maritana, and Magic Flute; one of Attack on the Mill.

  • The advertised performance in Edinburgh of Attack on the Mill was replaced by one of Faust. The latter performance was seemingly not reviewed.

Performance DatesMaritana 1916

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Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

4 Mar, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

11 Mar, 19.15

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