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Faust 1913Carl Rosa Opera Company

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There was a brief review of the performance on Saturday evening 1 March in Monday's  Glasgow Herald.

"The performance of Faust in the evening was admirably sustained.  Despite the company's familiarity with the opera there were no signs of perfunctory or careless treatment in the nesembles.  The cast of principals was strong all round, being composed of artistes who have repeatedly borne their parts with success.  Mr Hedmondt sang as artistically as ever, and acted much more intelligently than most men that play Faust. Mr Winckworth, having just doffed the robes of the Landgrave, assumed the part of Mephistopheles, and once more showed his versatility in personating great operatic characters.  In all respects Mr Hebden Foster and Miss Elizabeth Burgess were excellent as Valentine and Marguerite respectively, and the other parts were competently filled.  Mr Van Noorden directed the performance and enjoyed much approbation on the part of a crowded house "

On the morning of Saturday 8 February, the Scotsman advertised the matinee cast as including Felix Fleischer and Janet Hemsley.


This late winter Scottish season conisisted of seven weeks, each with seven performances. After a week in Aberdeen (w/c 20 Jan) then one in Dundee (w/c 27Jan), there followed three in Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre (commencing 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb) and two in Glasgow’s Theatre Royal (w/c 24 Feb; 3 Mar).

The schedule was:

Aberdeen, w/c 20 Jan: Mon Carmen; Tue Lohengrin; Wed Trovatore; Thu Mefistofele; Fri Magic Flute; Sat m Tannhäuser; Sat e Mignon.

Dundee, w/c 27 Jan: Mon Tannhäuser; Tue Magic Flute; Wed Mignon; Thu Trovatore; Fri Mefistofele; Sat m Carmen; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

Edinburgh, w/c 3 Feb: Mon Tannhäuser; Tue Mignon; Wed Magic Flute; Thu Trovatore; Fri Lohengrin; Sat m Faust; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

Edinburgh, w/c 10 Feb: Mon Magic Flute; Tue Queen of Sheba; Wed Carmen; Thu Maritana; Fri Magic Flute; Sat m Mignon; Sat e Lily of Killarney.

Edinburgh, w/c 17 Feb: Mon Cav & Pag; Tue Don Giovanni; Wed Faust; Thu Jewels of the Madonna; Fri Tannhäuser; Sat m Jewels of the Madonna; Sat e Trovatore.

Glasgow, w/c 24 Feb: Mon Magic Flute; Tue Mignon; Wed Trovatore; Thu Cav & Pag; Fri Jewels of the Madonna; Sat m Tannhäuser; Sat e Faust.

Glasgow, w/c 3 Mar: Mon Lohengrin; Tue Jewels of the Madonna; Wed Magic Flute; Thu Mignon; Fri Carmen; Sat m Jewels of the Madonna; Sat e Magic Flute.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

Charles Hedmondt


Elizabeth Burgess

Méphistophélès the devil

Arthur Winckworth

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Hebden Foster

Production Cast


Walter van Noorden

Performance DatesFaust 1913

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

8 Feb, 14.00 19 Feb, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

1 Mar, 19.15

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