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Traviata 1950Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Abbreviated cast details are taken from the Scotsman review (29 March).

"...Ruth Packer must be awarded the palm.  She has looks, she can act, and she can sing, and she has musicianship, a quality that, alas, seems to be denied many singers.  Her portrayal of the part of Violetta was really artistic. Arthur Copley also sung stylishly as Georges Germont, while his operatic son Alfred was well played by Raymond Nilsson."

The other parts were apparently well played "and the chorus and dancers did not let the performance down."

The 1950 tour of Scotland by Carl Rosa consisted of two weeks in Edinburgh and four in Glasgow.

Edinburgh w/c 27 Mar: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Traviata; Wed Faust; Thu Tosca; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Barber of Seville.

Edinburgh w/c 4 Apr: Mon: Bohème; Tue Butterfly; Wed Carmen; Thu Barber; Fri Cav and Pag; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Barber.

Glasgow w/c 10 Apr: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Bohème; Wed Carmen; Thu Traviata; Fri Rigoletto; Sat m Butterfly; Sat e Faust.

Glasgow w/c 17 Apr: Mon Butterfly; Tue Barber; Wed Bohème; Thu Faust; Fri Cav & Pag; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Butterfly.

Glasgow w/c 24 Apr: Carmen; Tue Traviata; Wed Rigoletto; Thu Tosca; Fri Faust; Sat m Barber; Sat e Bohème;

Glasgow w/c 1 May: Mon Rigoletto; Tue Water Carrier; Wed Butterfly; Thu Cav & Pag; Fri Water Carrier; Sat m Bohème; Sat e Carmen.

 Six weeks of seven performances.

Performance Cast

Violetta Valéry a courtesan

Ruth Packer

Baron Douphol Violetta's protector, a rival of Alfredo

Hubert Dunkerley

Flora Bervoix Violetta's friend

Barbara Howitt

Alfredo Germont Gaston's friend

Raymond Nilsson

Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father

Arthur Copley

Performance DatesTraviata 1950

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

28 Mar, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Apr, 19.15 25 Apr, 19.15

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