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Bohème 1918Beecham Grand Opera Company

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The Beecham company joined O'Mara and Carl Rosa in bringing Bohème to Scotland to emphasise its growing popularity. Where this performance differed from the others lay in the decision by the management to the effect that Puccini's work was short enough to require a contrasting, and lighter, work to complete the evening.

To this end, the young conductor Eugene Goossens jnr took a brief secular cantata by J S Bach and adapted it as an opera-ballet in a style perhaps reminiscent of Rameau. Phoebus and Pan duly joined the repertoire for a couple of seasons.

Abbreviated cast details are from a review in the Scotsman of 6 November 1918.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Maurice D' Oisly

Marcello a painter

William Michael

Colline a philosopher

Frederick Ranalow

Schaunard a musician

Frederic Austin

Mimì a seamstress

Jeanne Brola

Musetta a grisette

Desirée Ellinger

Performance DatesBohème 1918

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Nov, 19.00

Kings Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

5 Nov, 19.00

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