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Der Rosenkavalier - 17 December 1959 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Georg Solti
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
The Feldmarschallin Princess von Werdenberg Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Octavian
called Quinquin, a young gentleman of noble family
Hertha Töpper
Black Page to the Princess Brian Velleman
The Princess's Footman Afan Davies
The Princess's Footman Stanley Cooper
The Princess's Footman Wilfred Jones
The Princess's Footman James Jones
Baron Ochs von Lerchenau Kurt Boehme
Major Domo to the Princess David Tree
A Noble Widow Shirley Williams
A Noble Orphan Jean Cross
A Noble Orphan Lillian Simmons
A Noble Orphan Vera Hoddinott
A Milliner Anne Finley
An Animal Seller Arthur Cobbin
A Hairdresser Harold Turner
An Attorney Rhydderch Davies
Valzacchi
an Intriguer
Raymond Nilsson
Annina
his accomplice
Monica Sinclair
A Tenor William McAlpine
A Flute Player Ronald Firmager
Leopold
Ochs' body servant
Leonard Law
Herr von Faninal
a rich merchant, newly ennobled
Ronald Lewis
Sophie
his daughter
Hanny Steffek
Marianne Leitmetzerin
Sophie's Duenna
Judith Pierce
Major Domo to Faninal John Dobson
Baron Ochs' Retinue Keith Raggett
Baron Ochs' Retinue George Reibbitt
Baron Ochs' Retinue Charles Morris
Baron Ochs' Retinue Andrew Sellars
Baron Ochs' Retinue Glynne Thomas
A Landlord David Tree
Waiter Keith Raggett
Waiter Afan Davies
Waiter George Reibbitt
Waiter Arthur Cobbin
A Commissioner of Police Rhydderch Davies
A Scholar, a Cook and Assistant, Maidservants, Footmen, a Doctor, Suspicious Personages, Children, Musicians, Coachmen and Constables The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Children from Edith Cavell Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: German
Durations: Act I: 7.02-8.13pm, Act II: 8.36-9.35pm, Act III: 9.56-11.55pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 17 December 1959 (in Royal Opera House Collections)