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Pagliacci 1926Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details for 22 February are from the following morning's Scotsman.

This seven week long Scottish tour, from 15 February to 3 April 1926, visited Edinburgh (two weeks), Glasgow (four) and Dundee (one). A highly unusual feature of the repertoire is the complete absence of operas by Wagner, still being given by the larger BNOC company that was also touring at this time. The Barber of Seville and La bohème, which would be a mainstay of the Carl Rosa company for the rest of its existence, now make a prominent appearance.

The Edinburgh schedule was:

First week (commencing 15 Feb): Mon Madam Butterfly, Tue Samson and Delilah, Wed Barber of Seville, Thu Faust, Fri Bohème, Sat mat Carmen, Sat eve Bohemian Girl.

Second week (commencing 22 Feb): Mon Cav & Pag, Tue Rigoletto, Wed Butterfly, Thu Maritana, Fri Trovatore, Sat mat Bohème, Sat eve Carmen.

Glasgow saw all of the above, plus a single performance of The Marriage of Figaro. A proposed performance of Fidelio scheduled for 26 March was replaced by one of the Barber of Seville, according to the Glasgow Herald of 27 March. 

Dundee's programme was equally popular - Cav & Pag, Barber, Rigoletto, Bo Girl, Bohème, Butterfly and Maritana.

Performance Cast

Tonio a player

Flintoff Moore

Canio leader of the players

Ben Williams

Nedda Canio's wife

Ida Cowey

Beppe a player

William Peacock

Silvio a villager

Leslie Jones

Performance DatesPagliacci 1926

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

22 Feb, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Mar, 19.15 15 Mar, 19.15

King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

29 Mar, 19.15

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