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Tristan und Isolde 1911Quinlan Opera Company

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The Quinlan company came to Glasgow for two weeks commencing Monday 27 November. Over twelve nights and two matinées they would perform eleven grand operas in English. The company boasted an orchestra of 55 - rather larger than the other touring companies provided. After the Glasgow season, the company moved to Edinburgh.

The repertoire in Glasgow was:

First week - Tristan, Butterfly, Hoffmann, Girl of the Golden West (Scottish premiere), Prodigal Son with Hansel and Gretel, Hoffman (mat) and Faust (eve).

Second week - Girl of the Golden West, Tannhäuser (Paris version), Aïda, Prodigal Son with Hansel and Gretel, Valkyrie, Carmen (mat) and Hoffmann (eve)

Performance Cast

Isolde an Irish princess

Agnes Nicholls

Brangäne Isolde's attendant

Edna Thornton

Kurwenal Tristan's squire

Robert Parker

Tristan a Cornish knight

John Coates

Melot a Cornish courtier

Bindon Ayres

King Mark King of Cornwall, Tristan's uncle

Allen Hinckley


Spencer Thomas


Arthur Wynn

Production Cast


Cuthbert Hawley

Performance DatesTristan und Isolde 1911

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

27 Nov, 19.00

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