January 11th 2021

Carl Rosa Trust

Carl Rosa Opera (1873 – 1960) was the longest-running touring opera company in the UK, always performing in English. World and British premières include La Bohème (Manchester, with Puccini present), Manon (Liverpool), and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman (London).
It owned Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre from 1884.

The Carl Rosa Trust exists to:
· re-catalogue and digitise the archive, making it accessible for family, historical and musical research.
· use the archive to display the pleasures of music, theatre, libraries and archives.
· encourage the academic investigation of the archive.

The archive is based in Liverpool Central Library and Archive.