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Trovatore 1955Carl Rosa Opera Company

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The continuing enormous popularity of Trovatore is surely shown by the fact that it was chosen by the Carl Rosa company to close both its fortnight in Glasgow and its week in Dundee (though it was not a feature of the intervening visit to the Globe Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees).

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

The full tour 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.


The three named roles for Glasgow on 14 May are as previewed.

An abbreviated review of the Dundee performance by the Arbroath Herald and Advertiser of Friday 3rd june.

Performance Cast

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Ruth Packer

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Joseph Satariano (May 14)

David Allen (May 28)

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

John Myrddin (May 14)

Charles Craig (May 28)

Performance DatesTrovatore 1955

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

14 May, 19.30

Gaumont Theatre | Dundee

28 May, 19.00

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