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Bohème 1918Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Carl Rosa's 1918 Theatre Royal season, that started on 11 March, reached its climax on Friday evening with this revival of La bohème. The company had not toured the work since the season when it had given the British premiere in April 1897 'under the Personal direction of Signor Puccini.' But the opera had meantime proved its growing popularity in performances by Moody-Manners and O'Mara. Carl Rosa followed it the next day with their regular Puccini favourite, Madam Butterfly.

The main points of interest in this cast are the appearance of Eva Turner as Musetta and the return of veteran Arthur Winckworth, now the company's general manager, to a part he had introduced twenty years before. Cast details are from a programme in the A M Gardiner Collection at the Mitchell Library.

Further tour dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Hughes Macklin

Marcello a painter

Hebden Foster

Colline a philosopher

Arthur Winckworth

Schaunard a musician

Frederick Clendon

Benoit the students' landlord

George Gorst

Mimì a seamstress

Clara Simons

Parpignol a toy vendor

Mr T Rewbridge

Musetta a grisette

Eva Turner

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Robert Brookes

Custom-house Sergeant

Durward Lely 2

Performance DatesBohème 1918

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

15 Mar, 19.15

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