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Trovatore 1942Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details for this Trovatore are from a programme in the A M Gardiner Collection (Mitchell Library).

The Scotsman (13 April) shows some cast changes for the first Edinburgh performance.

Once again, there were no empty seats. 'Saturday night's cast called for nothing but praise. Parry Jones as Manrico, Hubert Dunkerley as the Count, Helen Ogilvie as Leonora and Gladys Parr as Azucena were all admirable in music in which all on the stage, and in their own way, probably most of the audience, were throroughly at home."

As far as Scotland was concerned, the 1942 Carl Rosa season consisted of three weeks in Glasgow, followed by two in Edinburgh. Crowded houses were reported, evidenced in part by the Wednesday matinees.

Mon 16 Mar Traviata; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed mat Butterfly; Wed Evg Trovatore; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Barber of Seville; Sat e Faust

Mon 23 Mar Barber of Seville; Tue Boheme; Wed mat Trovatore; Wed evg Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Traviata; Sat e Boheme.

Mon 30 Mar Barber of Seville; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed m Barber of Seville; Wed evg Traviata; Thu Marriage of Figaro; Fri Trovatore; Sat m Marriage of Figaro; Sat e Rigoletto.

Mon 6 April Barber of Seville; Tuesday Butterfly; Wed m Marriage of Figaro; Wed evg Faust; Thu Boheme; Fri Traviata; Sat m Marriage of Figaro; Sat e Trovatore.

Mon 13 Apr Traviata; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed m Boheme; Wed evg Trovatore; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Barber of Seville; Friday evg Faust

Performance Cast

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Helen Ogilvie (11 April)

Ruth Packer

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Gladys Parr (11 April)

Edith Coates

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Ralph Broadbent

Inez confidante of Leonora

Ruth Abbott

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Hubert Dunkerley

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Parry Jones

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Atkinson Crawford

Performance DatesTrovatore 1942

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Mar, 18.45 25 Mar, 14.00 3 Apr, 18.45

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

11 Apr, 19.00 15 Apr, 19.00

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