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Carmen 1917Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Some cast details were given in a short review in the Scotsman (6 March),  

"The house was full, showing that Bizet's charming opera has lost none of its powers of attraction. Miss Phyllis Archibald appeared in the title part, and her representation of the varied moods of gypsy audacity and caprice was splendid, and vocally she did herself great credit. Mr E. C. Hedmondt sang with brilliancy in the part of the soldier lover, and in the passionate finale and in the two interviews with Michaela, bothi his singing and acting were specially praiseworthy.  Miss Clara Simon showed a sympathetic Michaela and sang her part with appropriate fervour and restraint.  Mr Frank Clarke as Escamillo and Mr Frederick Clendon as Dancaire, assisted ably in what was altogether a fine performance."

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 Carmen; Sat 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 Cast

Dancaïre a smuggler

Frederick Clendon

Escamillo a toreador

Frank Clarke

Micaëla a peasant girl

Clara Simons

Don José a corporal of dragoons

Charles Hedmondt

Carmen a gypsy

Phyllis Archibald

Performance DatesCarmen 1917

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

5 Mar, 19.15 16 Mar, 19.15

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

22 Mar, 19.30 31 Mar, 14.00

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