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Carmen 1938Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Scotsman reviewed the Edinburgh performance on 4 April and the Glasgow one on 11 April; some casts changes were apparent from the limited information given.

A fine performance was reported before a large audience in Glasgow. Apart from the principals listed in Edinburgh, other artistes in the Glasgow cast included Philip Bertram. the Herald reviwer pointed out that the new Micaela, Viola Hogg 'sang with the right sweetness of temperament in the first act but failed to suggest the very different situation in Act III.  A gentle creature like Micaela should be terrified amongst that stormy group of smugglers.'

Carl Rosa Opera's Scottish visit in 1938 consisted of one week in Edinburgh, followed by two weeks in Glasgow.

Monday Mar 28 Rigoletto; Tue Fledermaus; Wed Tannhauser; Thu Boheme; Fri Gipsy Baron; Sat m Faust, Sat e Carmen

Mon Apr 4 Rigoletto; Tue Butterfly; Wed Fledermaus; Thu Tannhauser; Fri Gipsy Baron; Sat m Tales of Hoffman; Sat e Carmen.

Mon 11 Apr Cav & Pag; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed Trovatore; Thu Gipsy Baron; Fri Traviata; Sat m Fledermaus; Sat e Boheme

Performance Cast

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Norman Jones

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Elisabeth Aveling

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Nanette Quin

Remendado a smuggler

Gwilym Jones

Dancaïre a smuggler

Kingsley Lark (2 April)

Micaëla a peasant girl

Helen Ogilvie (2 April)

Viola Hogg (9 April)

Don José a corporal of dragoons

Ivor John (2 April)

John Myrddin (9 April)

Escamillo a toreador

George Hancock

Carmen a gypsy

Olga Haley

Production Cast


Michael Mudie

Performance DatesCarmen 1938

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

2 Apr, 19.45

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

9 Apr, 19.45

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