Theatre Royal, Dublin, 1878

Performance information

Theatre: Theatre Royal

Address: Hawkins Street, Dublin, Ireland

Date of first performance: 9 September 1878

Number of performances: 2

Company/impresario: James Mapleson; Her Majesty's Italian Opera

Performers and creatives

  • Carmen: Minnie Hauk
  • Don Jose: Runcio
  • Micaela: Alwina Valleria
  • Escamillo: Giuseppe Del Puente
  • Conductor: Arditi
  • Director: Mapleson

Other information


Linda Buckley


Freeman’s Journal, The Mapleson Memoirs, The Era


Production transferred to Dublin from London for two weeks, then company moved on to Cork for a week before catching the steamer City of Chester for New York. First impressions were that the opera had been produced at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, but primary source material showed that it was in fact the Theatre Royal. Campanini was listed to play Don José but was unable to perform due to illness. Italian translation by Lauzières.