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Carmen 1951Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Carl Rosa week in Aberdeen, commencing Monday 30 April, contained one relative novelty by Wagner, but was otherwise much as usual. The conductors Arthur Hammond and Maurits Sillem would also remain fixtures for several years. It is noticeable that on this occasion the Chorus Master is Alexander Faris, the Repetiteur Edward Downes. Maybe these two would rarely be seen in Scotland again, but they certainly had prominent careers elsewhere.

The schedule was: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Rigoletto; Wed Bohème; Thu Carmen; Fri Flying Dutchman; Sat mat Madam Butterfly; Sat eve Barber of Seville.

Cast details are from a programme in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Ronald Eddolls

Micaëla a peasant girl

Una Hale

Don José a corporal of dragoons

John Myrddin

Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons

Ernest Thomas

Carmen a gypsy

Gita Denise

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Muriel Whone

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Irene Watson

Lillas Pastia an innkeeper

Hubert Dunkerley

Escamillo a toreador

Arthur Wallington

Dancaïre a smuggler

Frederick Wood

Remendado a smuggler

David Lewis


Peter Harrison


Catherine O'Hare

Performance DatesCarmen 1951

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

3 May, 19.30

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