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The Tales of Hoffmann - 16 January 1960 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Bryan Balkwill
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
PROLOGUE
The Muse Adrienne Corri
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
Councillor Lindorf Geraint Evans
Andres
servant of Stella
Robert Bowman
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Margreta Elkins
Hoffmann
a poet
William McAlpine
Nathaniel
Student
Kenneth MacDonald
Wilhelm
Student
Stanley Cooper
Hermann
Student
Leonard Law
ACT I - 'OLYMPIA'
Spalanzani
an inventor
David Allen
Hoffmann
a poet
William McAlpine
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
David Tree
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Margreta Elkins
Coppelius
a scientist, rival of Spalanzani
Geraint Evans
Olympia
a mechanical doll
Marion Studholme
ACT II - 'GIULIETTA'
Hoffmann
a poet
William McAlpine
Pittichinaccio
an admirer of Giulietta
Robert Bowman
Giulietta
a courtesan
Marie Collier
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Margreta Elkins
Schlemil
Giulietta's lover
Michael Langdon
Dapertutto
a sorcerer
Geraint Evans
ACT III - 'ANTONIA'
Antonia
a singer
Una Hale
Crespel
her father
Michael Langdon
Frantz
his servant
David Tree
Hoffmann
a poet
William McAlpine
Nicklaus
his companion
Margreta Elkins
Dr. Miracle
a doctor
Geraint Evans
The voice of Antonia's mother Sylvia Rowlands
EPILOGUE
Hoffmann
a poet
William McAlpine
Nicklaus
his companion
Margreta Elkins
Nathaniel
Student
Kenneth MacDonald
Wilhelm
Student
Stanley Cooper
Hermann
Student
Leonard Law
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
The Muse Adrienne Corri
Stella
an opera singer
Romayne Austin
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Durations: Prologue and Act I: 7.32-8.36pm, Act II: 8.58-9.20pm, Act III and Epilogue: 9.43-10.32pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 16 January 1960 (in Royal Opera House Collections)