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The Queen of Spades - 14 May 1956 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Rafael Kubelik
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Tchekalinsky
an officer in the Army
Dermot Troy
Sourin
an officer in the Army
Ronald Lewis
Count Tomsky
a friend of Herman's
Otakar Kraus
Herman
an officer in the Army
Edgar Evans
Prince Yeletsky
an officer in the Army
Jess Walters
Lisa
engaged to Prince Yeletsky
Amy Shuard
The Countess
her grandmother, 'The Queen of Spades'
Edith Coates
Pauline
a friend of Lisa's
Monica Sinclair
A Governess Barbara Howitt
Mary
maid to Lisa
Gwyneth Owen
The Master of Ceremonies David Tree
'The Masque of the Faithful Shepherdess'
Chloe Joan Carlyle
Daphnis Monica Sinclair
Plutis Otakar Kraus
Tchaplitsky
a dandy
Maurice Wear
Narumov
an officer in the Army
Michael Langdon
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Children from Crondall Secondary School
Children from Chartesey Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: The Chorus of the Masque of the Faithful Shepherdess in Act II Scene I appear by permission of the Opera School.
Language: English
Translator: Rosa Newmarch
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 14 May 1956 (in Royal Opera House Collections)