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Trovatore 1911Moody-Manners Opera Company

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The scheduling ideas of opera companies are strange. Frequently weeks in Aberdeen and Dundee had the same repertoire played in the same order. Here, however, we have Verdi's stirring melodrama occupying the Saturday matinee slot in Aberdeen then Wednesday evening in Dundee. It may have had something to do with availability of singers - Helen Culver and Charles Carter, the Azucena and Manrico, were not singing other roles in the north, and may have had other commitments that allowed them to drop in for only a few days.

The cast is from a programme in Aberdeen Central Library, complemented by reference to reviews in the Dundee Advertiser and Dundee Courier.

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Mr H Woollard (Mar 11 m)

Richard Cliffe (Mar 15)

Inez confidante of Leonora

Miss Skene (Mar 11m)

Maud Rigby (Mar 15)

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

Grace Nicoll

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Graham Marr (Mar 11 m)

William Farmer (Mar 15)

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

Charles Carter

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Helen Culver

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Mr W Blande

Performance DatesTrovatore 1911

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

11 Mar, 14.15

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

15 Mar, 19.30

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