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Carmen 1880Carl Rosa Opera Company

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Carmen was already hugely popular with the public, though critics were still not entirely unanimous. On this occasion, John Pew stood in at short notice for Carl Rosa as conductor. Perhaps of greater importance was the seemingly strange casting of the lyric-coloratura soprano Georgina Burns in the usually mezzo loaded title role. Fred Packard, forced to withdraw from Taming oif the Shrew earlier in the week, was still not back to his usual form.

Performance Cast

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Henry Walsham

Micaëla a peasant girl

Julia Gaylord

Don José a corporal of dragoons

Fred C Packard

Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons

Edward O'Mahony

Carmen a gypsy

Georgina Burns

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Clara Perry

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Charlotte Wilmers

Escamillo a toreador

Walter Bolton

Dancaïre a smuggler

George Snazelle

Remendado a smuggler

Charles Lyall

Performance DatesCarmen 1880

Map List

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

17 Mar, 19.30 20 Mar, 19.00 23 Nov, 00.00 25 Nov, 00.00

Gaiety Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

24 Mar, 19.30 3 Dec, 00.00

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