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Rigoletto 1943Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are taken from a programme in the A M Gardiner collection (Mitchell Library). In a time of wartime austerity, this single sheet provides details of the first four performances of the week, including a Wednesday matinee - Bohème, Rigoletto, Butterfly and Figaro.

It indicates that for this performance there were several late changes, including conductor Michael Collins in place of Charles Webber. Kingsley Lark stood in for Hubert Dunkerley in the title role. In addition, the superb bass Norman Allin was unable to appear as Sparafucile, who has a prominent role in Act 1, Scene 2 and in Act 3. Instead the part was taken by Appleton Moore, already cast as Monterone in the first scene and the second act - an unusual feat of doubling.

Performance DatesRigoletto 1943

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

16 Mar, 19.00

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