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Rigoletto 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 Rigoletto are from programmes for 4 April and 6 April matinee in Aberdeen City Library.

Performance Cast

Duke of Mantua

Robert Sydney

Matteo Borsa a courtier

Norman Brown

Marullo a courtier

Martin Quinn

Count Ceprano a courtier

James Stewart

Countess Ceprano

Celia Harris

Rigoletto a jester

Joseph Satariano

Count Monterone

Appleton Moore

Sparafucile a professional assassin

Norman Allin

Gilda Rigoletto's daughter

Gwen Catley

Giovanna Gilda's duenna

Betty Sagon

Page to the Duchess

Catherine Harding

Maddalena sister of Sparafucile

Ruth Abbott (Apr 4)

Patricia Black (Apr 6 m)

Performance DatesRigoletto 1946

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

4 Apr, 19.15 6 Apr, 14.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Apr, 19.30 23 Apr, 19.30 1 May, 19.30 4 May, 19.30

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