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Hamlet - 2 May 1969 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Edward Downes
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Marcellus Brian Holmes
Horatio George Macpherson
Claudius Ronald Dowd
Cornelius Andrew Daniels
Voltimand David Winnard
Laertes David Hughes
Polonius David Kelly
Hamlet Victor Braun
Gertrude Patricia Johnson
Ophelia Anne Howells
Ghost Inia Te Wiata
Rosencrantz John Dobson
Guildenstern Eric Garrett
First Player David Lennox
Prologue David Lennox
Lucianus David Lennox
Player King Inia Te Wiata
Player Queen Milla Andrew
Captain David Whelan
Fortinbras John Lanigan
1st Gentleman Alan Jones
2nd Gentleman Keith Raggett
1st Sailor Grahame McIntosh
Gravedigger Dennis Wicks
Priest Paul Statham
Osric Kenneth MacDonald
The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Victor Braun lost his voice at the end of Act I and the remainder of the performance was cancelled. Edward Downes announced the cancellation of the remainder of the performance at the end of the interval and this announcement was subsequently broadcast by the BBC.
Radio - live relay: BBC Radio; 2 May 1969
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 2 May 1969 (in Royal Opera House Collections)