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Bohème 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, followed by two in Aberdeen then four in Glasgow. There were eight performances each week, including matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.  The playing order was:

Edinburgh w/c Mon 11 Mar Tosca; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed e Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Bohème; Sat m Hoffmann Sat e Butterfly

Edinburgh w/c Mon 18 Mar Trovatore; Tue Traviata; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed e Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Bohème; Sat m Hoffmann; Sat e Butterfly

Aberdeen w/c Mon 25 Mar Butterfly; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Cav and Pag Wed e Bohème; Thu Trovatore; Fri Faust; Sat Butterfly; Sat e Tosca

Aberdeen w/c Mon 1 Apr Traviata; Tue Cav and Pag; Wed m Faust; Wed pm Bohème; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Hoffmann; Sat Rigoletto; Sat Trovatore.

Glasgow w/c Mon 8 Apr Traviata; Tue Tosca; Wed m Cav and Pag; Wed Bohème; Thu Hoffmann; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Traviata

Glasgow w/c Mon 15 Apr Cav and Pag; Tue Traviata; Wed m Hoffmann; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Faust; Fri Tosca; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Cav and Pag

Glasgow w/c Mon 22 Apr Faust; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Traviata; Wed e Trovatore; Thu Tosca; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Faust.

Glasgow w/c Mon 29 Apr Tosca; Tue Traviata; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Bohème; Fri Traviata; Sat m Faust; Sat e Rigoletto

In Glasgow, all the operas received four performances, with the exception of Traviata (6), Butterfly (3), Hoffmann (2) and Trovatore (1).  Cav and Pag and eight other operas were given – Faust, Hoffmann, three Verdi, three Puccini.

Cast details for Bohème are from a programme for the 3 April evening in Aberdeen City Library. As so often, the players of Schaunard and Colline, with careers going back to the first war, must have made those characters seem very mature students.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Ivan Dixon

Marcello a painter

George Hancock

Colline a philosopher

Norman Allin

Schaunard a musician

Hubert Dunkerley

Benoit the students' landlord

Liddell Peddieson

Mimì a seamstress

Helen Ogilvie

Parpignol a toy vendor

Robert Scott

Musetta a grisette

Blanche Turner

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Martin Quinn

Custom-house Sergeant

James Stewart

Performance DatesBohème 1946

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

15 Mar, 19.30 23 Mar, 14.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

27 Mar, 19.15 3 Apr, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 Apr, 19.30 13 Apr, 14.30 27 Apr, 14.30 2 May, 19.30

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