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Tannhauser 1930Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Towards the end of the first act, William Boland's voice appeared to crack completely. The Dundee Evening Telegraph (8 April) reported he was unable to continue, the part was filled after the interval by Ben Williams.

The cast is as advertised in the Glasgow Herald (4 April)

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.

Performance Cast


Gladys Ancrum

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Helen Ogilvie

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

William Boland

Production Cast


Leslie Heward

Performance DatesTannhauser 1930

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

7 Apr, 19.15

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