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The Tales of Hoffmann - 26 December 1964 Evening 

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
PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE
The Muse
later Nicklaus
Josephine Veasey
Councillor Lindorf Geraint Evans
Andres
Stella's servant
John Dobson
Luther
an Innkeeper
Dennis Wicks
Hoffmann
a poet
Richard Lewis
Nathaniel
Student
Joseph Ward
Hermann
Student
Delme Bryn-Jones
Wilhelm
Student
Eric Garrett
Stella
an opera singer
Romayne Grigorova
ACT I - 'OLYMPIA'
Spalanzani
an inventor
John Lanigan
Cochenille
his servant
John Dobson
Hoffmann Richard Lewis
Nicklaus Josephine Veasey
Coppelius
a scientist, rival of Spalanzani
Geraint Evans
Olympia
a mechanical doll
Reri Grist
ACT II - 'ANTONIA'
Antonia Heather Harper
Crespel
her father
David Ward
Frantz
his servant
Kenneth MacDonald
Hoffmann Richard Lewis
Nicklaus Josephine Veasey
Doctor Miracle
a quack
Geraint Evans
The voice of Antonia's mother Maureen Guy
ACT III - 'GIULIETTA'
Nicklaus Josephine Veasey
Giulietta
a courtesan
Marie Collier
Hoffmann Richard Lewis
Pittichinaccio
an admirer of Giulietta
John Dobson
Schlemil
Giulietta's lover
Victor Godfrey
Dapertutto
a sorcerer
Geraint Evans
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 26 December 1964 (in Royal Opera House Collections)