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Boris Godunov - 19 November 1949 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Warwick Braithwaite
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Cast
Nikitich
a police officer
Geraint Evans
Mitiukha
a peasant
Hubert Littlewood
Andrei Shchelkalof
Secretary of the Council
Rhydderch Davies
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
Boris Cristoff
Pimen
a monk and chronicler
David Franklin
The Pretender, named Grigory, afterwards the false Dmitri
a novice in Pimen's cave
Edgar Evans
The Hostess of the Inn Edith Coates
Varlaam
vagabond monk
Howell Glynne
Missail
vagabond monk
David Tree
Police Officer Ronald Lewis
Feodor
The Tsar's child
Monica Sinclair
Xenia
The Tsar's child
Adele Leigh
Xenia's Nurse Valetta Iacopi
The Boyar in attendance Emlyn Jones
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
Parry Jones
Marine Mnishek
a Polish princess
Constance Shacklock
Rangoni
a Jesuit emissary
John Cameron
The Boyar Khruschof Thomas Fletcher
Lavitsky
a Jesuit
Rhydderch Davies
Chernikofsky
a Jesuit
Ronald Lewis
The Simpleton Dennis Stephenson
Boyars, their children, Guards, Soldiers, Officers, Polish Noblemen and Ladies, Polish Girls, Wandering Mendicants, the people of Moscow The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: M D Calvocoressi
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 19 November 1949 (in Royal Opera House Collections)