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Cavalleria Rusticana 1946Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The 1946 Scottish tour by the Royal Carl Rosa lasted eight weeks, and started on Monday, 11 March, with two weeks in Edinburgh. This time there were eight performances each week, including matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. The playing order was:

Week commencing 11 March: Mon Tosca; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed mat Cav & Pag; Wed eve Madam Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Bohème; Sat mat Hoffmann; Sat eve Butterfly.

Week commencing 18 March: Mon Trovatore; Tue Traviata; Wed mat Cav & Pag; Wed eve Butterfly; Thu Tosca; Fri Hoffmann; Sat mat Bohème; Sat eve Faust.

There followed, unusually, a two-week stay in Aberdeen, before the four week Glasgow visit. The Aberdeen schedule was:

First week - commencing 25 March: Mon Madam Butterfly; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed mat Cav & Pag; Wed eve Bohème; Thu Trovatore; Fri Faust; Sat mat Butterfly; Sat eve Tosca.

Second week - commencing 1 April: Mon Traviata; Tue Cav & Pag; Wed mat Faust; Wed eve Bohème; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Hoffmann; Sat mat Rigoletto; Sat eve Trovatore.

In Glasgow, all the operas received four performances, with the exception of Traviata (6), Butterfly (3), Hoffmann (2) and Trovatore (1).

Cast details for Cavalleria are from a programme for the 27 March matinee in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Gaby Valle

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Mary Dawson

Alfio the village carter

Joseph Satariano

Turiddu a young soldier

Ivan Dixon

Lola Alfio’s wife

Betty Sagon

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1946

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

13 Mar, 14.30 20 Mar, 14.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

27 Mar, 14.30 2 Apr, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 Apr, 14.30 15 Apr, 19.30 20 Apr, 19.30 26 Apr, 19.30

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