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Barbiere di Siviglia 1945Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are from a very short review in the Scotsman (4 May). The Rosina is given as one Janet H. Smith, no doubt the Janet Hamilton-Smith featured in this and other roles, particularly with Sadler's Wells.

The production does not seem to have been reviewed in the Glasgow Herald.

The 1945 tour consisted of two weeks in Edinburgh, followed by two in Aberdeen then four in Glasgow.

W/c 26 Mar Edinburgh: Mon Tosca; Tue Traviata; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Rigoletto; Thu Bohème; Fri Tosca; Sat m Cav & Pag; Sat e Trovatore.

W/c 2 Apr Edinburgh: Mon Faust; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Cav & Pag; Wed e Tosca; Thu Butterfly; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

W/c 9 Apr Aberdeen: Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Butterfly; Wed m Cav & Pag; Wed e Faust; Thu Bohème; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Trovatore.

W/c 16 Apr Aberdeen: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Rigoletto; Wed m Traviata; Wed e Hoffmann; Thu Trovatore; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Faust.

W/c 23 Apr Glasgow: Mon Tosca; Tue Hoffmann; Wed m Butterfly; Wed e Traviata; Thu Tosca; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Cav & Pag; Sat e Bohème.

W/c 30 Apr Glasgow: Mon Trovatore; Tue Traviata; Wed m Bohème; Wed e Faust; Thu Barber; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Tosca; Sat e Rigoletto.

W/c 7 May Glasgow: Mon Faust; Tue Tosca; Wed m Hoffmann; Wed e Cav & Pag; Thu Bohème; Fri Butterfly; Sat m Trovatore; Sat e Barber.

W/c 14 May Glasgow: Mon Butterfly; Tue Barber; Wed Faust; Wed e Bohème; Thu Tosca; Fri Hoffmann; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust.

Performances of Cav & Pag were accompanied by those of nine other operas.

Performance Cast

Count Almaviva

Francis Russell

Figaro a barber

Dennis Noble

Rosina Bartolo's ward

Janet Hamilton-Smith

Bartolo a doctor, Rosina's guardian

Hubert Dunkerley

Don Basilio a singing teacher

Norman Allin

Production Cast


Charles Webber

Performance DatesBarbiere di Siviglia 1945

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 May, 19.00 12 May, 19.00 15 May, 19.00

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