The Carl Rosa Opera Company would be 150 years old this month. The exhibition in the Picton Room (of Liverpool Central Library and Archive) celebrates that with highlights from the archive.
The ‘Rosa’ was Britain’s longest running and most successful touring opera company, always performing opera in English. Its aim was to promote opera at affordable prices to the largest and broadest audience possible.
The Rosa owned the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool between 1884–1896, and performed in Liverpool regularly from 1873 until the 1950’s. It also performed in 58 other towns & cities…
The Rosa was closed down by The Arts Council in 1960. This exhibition marks that first performance at the Theatre Royal in Manchester of MARITANA by William Wallace, conducted by Carl Rosa.