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Faust 1911Moody-Manners Opera Company

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The most notable feature of the final 1911 Moody-Manners tour was quite clearly the absence of Fanny Moody and Charles Manners. They were spending some time touring the music halls. Meanwhile Florence Morden was promoted to take leading roles - her career would develop over the next few years with the O'Mara company. Harry Brindle's future lay largely with Carl Rosa through the twenties. Both tenors were new - the American only sang here very briefly, while Mr Christian spent a second season here in 1912 - though that was also with Carl Rosa.

The repertoire was nearly the same in both cities, though played in a different order. There were three French operas (Faust, Carmen, Samson and Delilah), plus Tannhäuser, Trovatore, and Daughter of the Regiment. The onlt variation came on Saturday evening, when Aberdeen got Bohemian Girl and Dundee The Lily of Killarney.

Cast details are from a programme in Aberdeen City Library, supplemented by reviews in the Dundee Advertiser and Dundee Courier.

Performance Cast

Faust a learned doctor

George Wilber Reid (Mar 6)

Frank Christian (Mar 13)

Méphistophélès the devil

Harry Brindle

Valentin Marguerite's brother

Graham Marr


Florence Morden

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite

Bessie Weir

Marthe a neighbour

Bessie Alexander

Performance DatesFaust 1911

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

6 Mar, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

13 Mar, 19.30

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