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Boris Godunov - 5 November 1959 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Jaroslav Krombholc
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Nikitich
a police officer
Forbes Robinson
Mitiukha
a peasant
David Allen
Andrei Shchelkalov
Secretary of the Council
John Shaw
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
John Lanigan
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
Boris Christoff
Pimen
a monk and chronicler
Joseph Rouleau
The Pretender, named Grigory, afterwards the false Dmitri
(a novice in Pimen's cave)
Edgar Evans
The Hostess of the Inn Edith Coates
Varlaam
vagabond monk
David Kelly
Missail
vagabond monk
David Tree
Frontier Guard Forbes Robinson
Feodor
the Tsar's child
Janet Coster
Xenia
the Tsar's child
Jenifer Eddy
Xenia's Nurse Noreen Berry
The Boyar in Attendance Robert Bowman
Marina Mnishek
a Polish princess
Constance Shacklock
The Simpleton Kenneth MacDonald
The Boyar Khrushchov Thomas Fletcher
Tchernikovsky
Jesuit
Ronald Lewis
Lavitsky
Jesuit
Rhydderch Davies
Boyars, their children, Guards, Soldiers, Officers, Polish Noblemen and Ladies, Polish Girls, Wandering Mendicants, the people of Moscow The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
Children from Edith Cavell Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: Russian
Durations: Act I: 7.03-7.52pm, Act II: 8.11-9.02pm, Act III: 9.22-10.40pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 5 November 1959 (in Royal Opera House Collections)