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Rigoletto - 31 October 1947 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Karl Rankl
Chorus Director Douglas Robinson
Concert Master Joseph Shadwick
Cast
Duke of Mantua Kenneth Neate
Borsa
Gentleman of the Court
Edgar Evans
Marullo
Gentleman of the Court
Ernest Davies
Count Ceprano
Gentleman of the Court
Rhydderch Davies
Countess Ceprano Denise Francis-Sirou
Rigoletto
Court Jester
Paolo Silveri
Count Monterone George Hancock
Sparafucile
a hired assassin
David Franklin
Gilda
Rigoletto's daughter
Elda Ribetti
Giovanna
her nurse
Lilian Simmons
A Page Muriel Burnett
An Usher Ronald Lewis
Maddalena
Sparafucile's sister
Edith Coates
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: Natalia Macfarren
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 31 October 1947 (in Royal Opera House Collections)