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Gloriana - 29 January 1954 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Reginald Goodall
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Robert Devereux
Earl of Essex
Peter Pears
Henry Cuffe
a satellite of Essex
Ronald Lewis
Charles Blount
Lord Mountjoy
Geraint Evans
Queen Elizabeth the First Joan Cross
Sir Walter Raleigh
Captain of the Guard
Frederick Dalberg
Sir Robert Cecil
Secretary of the Council
Otakar Kraus
Penelope (Lady Rich)
sister to Essex
Joan Sutherland
Countess of Essex
Monica Sinclair
A Lady-in-Waiting Leonne Mills
The Master of Ceremonies David Tree
A Blind Ballad-Singer Michael Langdon
A Housewife Edith Coates
The City Crier Rhydderch Davies
Sir John Harington Leonard Law
The French Ambassador Ronald Firmager
Morris Dancer Leslie White
Citizens, Maids of Honour, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household, Courtiers, Old Men, Men and Boys of Essex's Following, Councillors, and Pages The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Students from the Sadler's Wells Ballet School
Children from Chartesey Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 29 January 1954 (in Royal Opera House Collections)