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Barbiere di Siviglia 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

Fiorello servant of the Count

Frederick Wood

Count Almaviva

Gwent Lewis

Figaro a barber

Redvers Llewellyn

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Gita Denise

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Hubert Dunkerley

Ambrogio Bartolo's servant

Ernest Thomas

Berta Bartolo's housekeeper

Stella Phillips

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Donald Campbell


Frederick Wood

Production Cast


Arthur Hammond

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1951

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

5 May, 19.30

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