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Bohème 1957Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Glasgow Herald's review (13 June) stated the work had lost none of its popularity... shown by the familiar Carl Rosa production in the King's Theatre, Glasgow, last night, when "applause seldom had the courtesy to await orchestral conclusions."

"Charles Craig's Rudolf, probably the most convincing bit of playing, was ably assisted by his fellow artists, in a vocally robust exposition of a Bohemian way of life with its care-free humour, and its pathos.

''A busy staging and full-toned orchestral playing- that keft one with the impression that the orchestra's potential had not yet been realised."

Cast details are taken from the Glasgow Herald (13 June), and from a programme in the Mitchell library

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 coomencing 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 Cast

Rodolfo a poet

Charles Craig

Marcello a painter

John Faassen

Colline a philosopher

Ernest Thomas

Schaunard a musician

Evan Thomas

Benoit the students' landlord

Basil Hemming

Mimì a seamstress

Estelle Valery

Musetta a grisette

Gita de la Fuente

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Basil Hemming

Performance DatesBohème 1957

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

12 Jun, 19.30

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