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Cavalleria Rusticana 1955Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Ruth Packer was a highly-regarded dramatic soprano who trained in Vienna before the war and became a notable teacher in the decades following her retirement. The Dutch-born conductor also played an important role in maintaining musical standards in this country, working successively with Glyndebourne, Carl Rosa, Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden.

Unlike the newly re-introduced Dundee venue, the Glasgow Theatre Royal was a regular feature of Carl Rosa tours. Works shown only in Glasgow were Don Giovanni, Carmen, The Tales of Hoffmann and Tannhäuser. Both cities saw Bohème, Barber of Seville, Cav & Pag, Rigoletto, Trovatore and Faust.

The schedule was:

Glasgow (1) - week commencing 2 May: Mon Bohème; Tue Barber of Seville; Wed Cav & Pag; Thu Faust; Fri Tannhäuser; Sat mat Bohème; Sat eve Carmen.

Glasgow (2) - week commencing 9 May: Mon Tales of Hoffmann; Tue Rigoletto; Wed Bohème; Thu Cav & Pag; Fri Don Giovanni; Sat mat Barber of Seville; Sat eve Trovatore.

The intervening week, commencing Monday, 16 May, was spent at the Globe Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees.

Dundee - week commencing 23 May: Mon Bohème; Tue Rigoletto; Wed mat Barber of Seville; Wed eve Cav & Pag; Thu Faust; Fri Barber of Seville; Sat mat Bohème; Sat eve Trovatore.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Ruth Packer

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Margaret Winkler

Alfio the village carter

David Allen

Turiddu a young soldier

George Chitty

Lola Alfio’s wife

Patricia Grimshaw

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1955

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

4 May, 19.30 12 May, 19.30

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

25 May, 19.00

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