Harvey-Turner Opera Company

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The Harvey-Turner Opera Company was one of the earliest opera companies to visit South Africa, performing there in 1875-6.

The company (referred to as a "strange ragtag company of singers" by Kurt Ganzl, 2017: p. ), apparently organised by E.H. Harvey with a cast that included Charles Turner, Marie Dolby, Louie Costin, Mr Morelli, and others.

They visited the goldfields in Johannesburg and Cape Town for almost a year, with a repertoire that included Faust, Il Trovatore, Maritana, The Bohemian Girl, Lobgesang and Stabat Mater.

Kurt Ganzl. 2017. Victorian Vocalists. London: Routledge: pp. 696-7.[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.