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Les Contes d'Hoffmann - 19 December 1980 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor George Prêtre
Chorus Master John Barker
Leader Meyer Stolow
Cast
Lindorf
an unscrupulous politician
Robert Lloyd
Andrès
Stella's private secretary
Paul Crook
Luther
the tavern proprieter
Eric Garrett
Hermann
a student
John Rawnsley
Nathanael
a student
Robin Leggate
Hoffmann
a poet
Plácido Domingo
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Claire Powell
Spalanzani
an eccentric inventor
Robert Tear
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
Paul Crook
Olympia
a mechanical doll, Spalanzani's 'daughter'
Luciana Serra
Coppélius
an itinerant optician
Geraint Evans
Giulietta
a courtesan
Agnes Baltsa
Pittichinaccio
Giulietta's servant
Francis Egerton
Schlemil
Giulietta's current lover
Philip Gelling
Dappertutto
an evil magician
Siegmund Nimsgern
Antonia
Crespel's frail daughter
Ileana Cotrubas
Crespel
a collector of musical instruments
Gwynne Howell
Frantz
Crespel's servant
Bernard Dickerson
Miracle
a doctor
Nicola Ghiuselev
Spirit of Antonia's mother Phyllis Cannan
Stella
an Italian prima donna
Deanne Bergsma
The muse of poetry Claire Powell
Barman, Tavern Habitués, Opera Audience, Waiters, Venetians, Shadows, Coachman The Royal Opera Chorus
Children from Spencer Park School for Boys
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: French
Durations: Prologue: 7.35-8.03pm, Act I (Olympia): 8.06-8.40pm, Act II (Giulietta): 9.08-9.36pm, Act III (Antonia): 10.06-10.48pm, Epilogue: 10.52-11.05pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 19 December 1980 (in Royal Opera House Collections)