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Bohème 1920Carl Rosa Opera Company

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On Monday 13 December, the Carl Rosa company began a four-week Christmas - New Year season in Aberdeen (ending Saturday, 8 January 1921), with a completely different group of performers from those who had visited the central belt in the spring. The Directors were billed as Mrs Carl Rosa and Walter van Noorden, a former conductor.  The Acting Manager was Edward Taylor and Stage Director Harison Cook. Conductors were Wynn Reeves and John Cope, with Alfeo Turato as their assistant.

The first week, commencing 13 December, was: Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Tannhäuser; Wed Faust; Thu Carmen; Fri Bohème; Sat mat Mignon; Sat eve Trovatore.

Several of the singers in the new team enjoyed notable careers with Carl Rosa and other companies, including Ethel Austen, Constance Willis, Olive Gilbert, Eda Bennie and Appleton Moore. The identical casts for 17 and 29 December are from programmes in Aberdeen City Library, with an additional copy of 17 December in the V&A Collection, London.

Further tour dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Gwynne Davies

Marcello a painter

Frank Clarke

Colline a philosopher

Harison Cook

Schaunard a musician

Henry Hardy

Benoit the students' landlord

Sydney Wells

Mimì a seamstress

Eda Bennie

Parpignol a toy vendor

Ben Williams

Musetta a grisette

Lea Felissa

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Sydney Wells

Performance DatesBohème 1920

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Jul, 19.15 10 Jul, 14.00 16 Jul, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

17 Dec, 19.15 30 Dec, 19.30

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