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Nozze di Figaro 1943Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The performance schedule for the Carl Rosa week commencing Monday 15 March began: Mon Bohème, Tue Rigoletto, Wed mat Butterfly, Wed eve Figaro. It continued Thu Barber, Fri Traviata, Sat mat Merry Wives and Sat eve Faust. Due to wartime paper restrictions cast details were compressed into two programmes, each a single sheet containing four operas. These have both been preserved in the A M Gardiner collection (Mitchell Library).

The only significant cast change compared with the 1942 team is the introduction of Ruth Packer as the Countess. She would later be more associated with heavier parts by Verdi and Puccini, though she did continue to sing Donna Anna.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Hubert Dunkerley

Susanna the Countess's maid

Joan Collier

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Appleton Moore

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Gladys Parr

Cherubino the Count's page

Ruth Abbott

Count Almaviva

Kingsley Lark

Don Basilio a priest and music master

Liddell Peddieson

Countess Almaviva

Ruth Packer

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

Martin Quinn

Don Curzio a lawyer

Liddell Peddieson

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Nanette Quin

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 1943

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Mar, 19.00

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