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Madam Butterfly 1942Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The review in the Scotsman (8 April) pointed out that it was the first performance in the role for Ruth Packer, deputising for Helen Ogilvie, who was ill. "It was a performance which it would be a pleasure to have again.

The audience filled every seat in the King's Theatre, perhaps to some degree due to the 'present incresed desire for entertainment.'

As far as Scotland was concerned, the 1942 Carl Rosa season consisted of three weeks in Glasgow, followed by two in Edinburgh. Crowded houses were reported, evidenced in part by the Wednesday matinees.

Mon 16 Mar Traviata; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed mat Butterfly; Wed Evg Trovatore; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Barber of Seville; Sat e Faust

Mon 23 Mar Barber of Seville; Tue Boheme; Wed mat Trovatore; Wed evg Butterfly; Thu Faust; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Traviata; Sat e Boheme.

Mon 30 Mar Barber of Seville; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed m Barber of Seville; Wed evg Traviata; Thu Marriage of Figaro; Fri Trovatore; Sat m Marriage of Figaro; Sat e Rigoletto.

Mon 6 April Barber of Seville; Tuesday Butterfly; Wed m Marriage of Figaro; Wed evg Faust; Thu Boheme; Fri Traviata; Sat m Marriage of Figaro; Sat e Trovatore.

Mon 13 Apr Traviata; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed m Boheme; Wed evg Trovatore; Thu Rigoletto; Fri Barber of Seville; Friday evg Faust

Performance Cast

Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly

Ruth Packer

Lieutenant F B Pinkerton U S Navy

Parry Jones

Goro marriage broker

Liddell Peddieson

Sharpless U S Consul in Nagasaki

Kingsley Lark

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant

Gladys Parr

Production Cast


Charles Webber

Performance DatesMadam Butterfly 1942

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Mar, 14.00 20 Mar, 18.45 25 Mar, 18.45 31 Mar, 18.45

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

7 Apr, 19.00

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