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Fidelio - 9 December 1948 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Karl Rankl
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Joseph Shadwick
a porter
Dennis Stephenson
Rocco's daughter
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
a gaoler
David Franklin
Florestan's wife, disguised as Fidelio, a manservant
Sylvia Fisher
Don Pizarro
Governor of the prison
Tom Williams
First Prisoner Charles Craig
Second Prisoner Edward Thomas
a Prisoner of State
Thorsteinn Hannesson
Don Fernando
the Minister
Marian Nowakowski
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: Edward J Dent
Durations: Overture: 7.04-7.11pm, Act I scene 1: 7.11-7.36pm, Act I scene 2: 7.39-8.16pm, Act II scene 1: 8.39-9.10pm, Overture [Leonora No. 3]: 9.12-9.25pm, Act II scene 2: 9.26-9.39pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 9 December 1948 (in Royal Opera House Collections)