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Faust 1954Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa's six-week 1954 Scottish tour began on 8th March with a three week stay in Glasgow, always one of its favourite dates. This was followed by a week in Aberdeen, from 29th March, and two in Edinburgh from 5th April. The repertoire was much as before, as the company, with no public subsidy, needed to generate all its income from ticket sales and minimize risk. Operas performed during the tour were by Gounod (Faust); (Bizet (Carmen); Offenbach (Tales of Hoffmann); Wagner (Tannhäuser); Verdi (Trovatore, Traviata); Puccini (Bohème, Butterfly); Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana); Leoncavallo (Pagliacci).

The programme for the final Glasgow week was: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Traviata; Wed Hoffmann; Thu Tannhäuser; Fri Faust; Sat mat Bohème; Sat eve Carmen.

This was the company's final appearance in Aberdeen, where the repertoire was Mon Hoffmann; Tue Carmen; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Faust; Fri Tannhäuser; Sat mat Butterfly; Sat eve Trovatore.

The cast for 1 April is from a programme in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Charles Craig

Méphistophélès the devil

Stanislav Pieczora

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Arthur Copley

Wagner a student of Dr Faust

Ernest Thomas

Marguerite

Una Hale

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Alice Gange

Marthe a neighbour

Julia Bouttell

Performance DatesFaust 1954

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

26 Mar, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

1 Apr, 19.30

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