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Bohème 1956Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The Glasgow performance was reviewed in the Glasgow Herald (17 May).

The reviewer commented "Hamish Wilson's sets framed a production which again reflected the improvement in the company and, without scaling any great heights, maintained a fair standard of performance, though there were loosenesses stemming mainly from the orchestra pit, when the playing was generally rough rather than ready.

Charles Craig (pictured) as Rudolf was the most convincing and musically the most satisfying of the Bohemians, warming powerfully to his task after a rather tired start.  Joyce Goodwin made a vivacious Musetta, and Estelle Valery an appealing Mimi, though she was not always completely in sight of the part.

Basil Hemming's appearances provided effective character studies of the landlord Benoit and the absurd Councillor of State, Alcindoro."

Performance Cast

Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta

Basil Hemming

Benoit the students' landlord

Basil Hemming

Mimì a seamstress

Estelle Valery

Rodolfo a poet

Charles Craig

Schaunard a musician

Evan Thomas

Musetta a grisette

Pauline Allen

Joyce Goodwin (16 May)

Production Cast


Edward Renton

Performance DatesBohème 1956

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

16 May, 19.15

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

27 Oct, 14.00

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