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Maritana 1917Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Cast details are taken from the Scotsman review (2 April).

"The visit to the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh of the Carl Rosa Opera  Company was broght to a close on saturday evening, when a large audience showed keen appreciation of Wallace's Maritana.  This, the first and best opera of the unfortunate Irish composer, has stood the test of time; and with seventy years behind it, still holds the place of the most popular of operas.  The interest of the story of the gypsy girl who saw the splendour of a Court, the effective orchestration, above all the tender appeal of the well knownsongs, account for its remarkable vitality.  "In happy moments", "Scenes that are brightest" and M"Mansion of the blessed" have long since passed into currency.  The opera was adequately presented..,"

Performances by Carl Rosa Opera in Scotland during 1917 consisted of four weeks at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal then two at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum. The full schedule was as follows:-

w/c Mon 19 Feb Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Madam Butterfly; Wed Lily of Killarney; Thu Faust; Fri Magic Flute; Sat m Madam Butterfly; Sat e Maritana.

w/c Mon 26 Feb Aida; Tue Tales of Hoffmann; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Trovatore; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Cav and Pag; Sat e Bohemian Girl.

w/c Mon 5 Mar Carmen; Tue Trovatore; Wed Magic Flute; Thu Aida; Fri Madam Butterfly; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Faust.

w/c Mon 12 Mar Cav and Pag; Tue Marriage of Figaro; Wed RigolettoThu Madam Butterfly; Fri Carmen; Sat m Faust; Sat e Trovatore.

w/c Mon 19 Mar Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Faust; Wed Madam Butterfly; Thu Carmen; Fri Marriage of Figaro; Sat m Tales of Hoffmann; Sat e Trovatore

w/c Mon 26 Mar Rigoletto; Tue Lily of KillarneyWed Aida; Thu Tales of Hoffmann; Fri Attack on the MillSat m CarmenSat e Maritana.

Six Tales of Hoffmann; Madam Butterfly 

Four Faust; Trovatore; Carmen

Three Aida; Marriage of Figaro

Two Cav and Pag; Lily of Killarney; Magic Flute; Maritana; Rigoletto.

One Attack on the Mill

Performance DatesMaritana 1917

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Feb, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

31 Mar, 19.30

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