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Maritana 1930Carl Rosa Opera Company

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An advertisement in the edition of 4 April promised cast members Myrtle Stewart, William Boland, Rispah Goodacre, Hubert Dunkerly and William Jones.

Saturday evening performances were often poorly reviewed in Monday's newspapers. All that can be gleaned from the Glasgow Herald (7 April) is the name of the conductor.  

"The attendance in the evening was also large, a fact attesting the abiding popularity of Wallace's Maritana with the general public.  The old favourite ballads were rendered with the requisite spirit, and brough the usual storm of of applause and regulation recalls. On the whole it was a well-balanced performance.  The orchestra gave a good rendering of the tuneful score, and the vocal work, though here and there unsatisfactory, was agreeably well done.  Mr Arthur Hammond conducted."

The 1930 season in Scotland consisted of three weeks in Glasgow at the Theatre Royal followed by one in Edinburgh at the Lyceum. the performances were as follows:-

First week Monday 24 March Trovatore; Tuesday Cav and Pag; Wednesday Flying Dutchman; Thursday Hansel and Gretel; Friday Messalina; Saturday matinee Butterfly and evening Faust.

Second week Monday 31 March Flying Dutchman;Tuesday Carmen; Wednesday Rhinegold; Thursday Tales of Hoffman; Friday Boheme; Saturday natinee Hansel and Gretel; Saturday evening Maritana.

Third week Monday 7 April Tannhauser; Tuesday Butterfly; Wednesday Siegfried; Thursday Cav and Pag; Friday Rigoletto; Saturday matinee Flying Dutchman; Saturday evening Carmen.

Fourth week Monday 14 April Butterfly; Tuesday Rigoletto; Wednesday Carmen; Thursday Faust; Friday Flying Dutchman; Saturday matinee Hansel and Gretel; Saturday evening Trovatore.

During the Scottish leg of the tour, two performances of Cav and Pag were given. The remaining performances involved fourteen different operas.

Production Cast


Arthur Hammond

Performance DatesMaritana 1930

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

5 Apr, 19.30

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