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Les Contes d'Hoffmann - 14 January 1982 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Jacques Delacôte
Chorus Master John McCarthy
Leader John Brown
Cast
Lindorf
an unscrupulous politician
Stafford Dean
Andrès
Stella's private secretary
Paul Crook
Luther
the tavern proprieter
John Gibbs
Hermann
a student
Glenville Hargreaves
Nathanael
a student
Peter Jeffes
Hoffmann
a poet
William Lewis
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Diana Montague
Spalanzani
an eccentric inventor
John Dobson
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
Paul Crook
Olympia
a mechanical doll, Spalanzani's 'daughter'
Luciana Serra
Coppélius
an itinerant optician
Geraint Evans
Giulietta
a courtesan
Josephine Veasey
Pittichinaccio
Giulietta's servant
Francis Egerton
Schlemil
Giulietta's current lover
Philip Gelling
Dappertutto
an evil magician
Thomas Allen
Antonia
Crespel's frail daughter
Leona Mitchell
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 Diana Montague
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 and Act I: 7.03-8.13pm, Act II: 8.44-9.12pm, Act III: 9.41-10.41pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 14 January 1982 (in Royal Opera House Collections)