Carl Rosa: Touring Opera in Scotland 1874-1899 Iain Fraser

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Published: June 27th 2013

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141 pages


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Carl Rosa: Touring Opera in Scotland 1874-1899  by  Iain Fraser

Carl Rosa: Touring Opera in Scotland 1874-1899 by Iain Fraser
June 27th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 141 pages | ISBN: | 4.34 Mb

Based on ground-breaking new research, this book tells the true story of the enterprising Carl Rosa and his youthful career as a violin prodigy in Britain. Learn about the tours he and his wife made around the USA performing opera. With the profitsMoreBased on ground-breaking new research, this book tells the true story of the enterprising Carl Rosa and his youthful career as a violin prodigy in Britain. Learn about the tours he and his wife made around the USA performing opera. With the profits they made, they resolved to bring opera in English to the British provinces.

By the time he died, he and his company were household names.The company continued to tour the UK after his death. In due course Carl Rosa Opera brought operas by Verdi, Massenet, Wagner and Puccini amongst many others to Scottish audiences in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

Read about celebrities and unruly students, learn about the singers and the difficulties of tours in those days. Did Carl Rosa really assault one of his singers? Carl Rosa was one of those nineteenth century pioneers who did as much as anyone to build music appreciation in the country, yet he is now almost forgotten.



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