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Manon Lescaut 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Glasgow Herald of Friday 21 June gives some cast information and a short review headed 'Worthy Performance.'  A programme giving cast information is archived in the National Library of Scotland.

"Puccini has poured his gift for wonderful melody and superb orchestration into his score for Manon Lescaut and the story has interest in spite of the clue to the libretto's quality contained in the programme - 'Words by various authors.'  Nevertheless it is something of a stranger to our stages and at the moment we must rely on the courageous Carl Rosa Opera for any opportunity of hearing it."

"The company's performance at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, last night was over-all a worthy one."

The singing of the principals was strong and sure, though the Edmond (who sang pleasantly) and the chorus had difficulty in making the words intelligible. 

The playing of the orchestra under Arthur Hammond was said to be sensitive.

Carl Rosa Opera's last performances in Scotland were as follows:-

Week commencing 10 June: Mon Carmen; Tue Cav & Pag; Wed Bohème; Thu Hoffmann; Fri Benvenuto Cellini; Sat m Barber of Seville; Sat e Trovatore.

Week commencing 17 June: Mon Don Giovanni; Tue Rigoletto; Wed Tannhäuser; Thu Manon Lescaut; Fri Barber of Seville; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Faust.

Given twice were Barber of Seville and Carmen, with one performance each for Cav & Pag and the other nine operas.

Performance DatesManon Lescaut 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

20 Jun, 19.30

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