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Mignon 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 cast is from a programme in Aberdeen City Library.

Further tour dates to be confirmed., with an additional copy in the V&A Collection, London.

Performance Cast

Mignon stolen in childhood

Lea Felissa

Philine an actress

Annie Wallace

Frédéric a young nobleman

Constance Willis

Wilhelm Meister a student

Albert Bond

Laërte an actor

Mr L Hodgkinson

Lothario a wandering minstrel

Henry Hardy

Jarno a gypsy

Trevor Evans

Antonio a servant

Sydney Wells

Performance DatesMignon 1920

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Feb, 19.15 3 Mar, 19.15 16 Mar, 19.15 10 Apr, 14.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

20 Apr, 14.00

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

18 Dec, 14.15

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