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Carmen - 4 July 1973 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Georg Solti
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Morales
an officer
Thomas Allen
Micaela
a peasant girl
Kiri Te Kanawa
Zuniga
a captain
Richard Van Allan
Don José
a corporal of dragoons
Plácido Domingo
Carmen
a cigarette girl and gipsy
Shirley Verrett
Frasquita
gipsy, friend of Carmen
Teresa Cahill
Mercédès
gipsy, friend of Carmen
Anne Pashley
Escamillo
a toreador
José Van Dam
Dancairo
a smuggler
John Dobson
Remendado
a smuggler
Francis Egerton
Innkeeper, Guide, Officers, Dragoons, Boys, Cigarette Girls, Gipsies, Smugglers, etc. The Royal Opera Chorus
Children from Haberdashers' Aske's School (Elstree)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: The National Anthem was played at the beginning and end of the performance.
Language: French
Durations: National Anthem: 7.32-7.33pm, Act I: 7.34-8.30pm, Act II: 8.59-9.45pm, Acts III and IV: 10.13-11.20pm, National Anthem: 11.26-11.27pm
Event: The Royal Opera Gala performance of 'Carmen' 4 July 1973
Radio - live relay: BBC Radio 3; 4 July 1973
Information source: Royal Opera House Gala programme for 4 July 1973 (in Royal Opera House Collections)