Moody-Manners Opera Company

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The Moody-Manners Opera Company was a

The company visited South Africa in 1905, performing a repertoire that consisted of Cavelleria Rusticana (Mascagni), I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) and Faust (Gounod) on a tour the South African cities and towns, under the management of the Wheeler Brothers. They opened their tour in the Opera House, Cape Town, during February, before going on a tour of the Northern provinces, and ended the tour in Cape Town again, with a farewell season of the three operas in the Good Hope Theatre, opening on 24 April.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 421-2,

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