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A Midsummer Night's Dream - 2 February 1961 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Georg Solti
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Oberon
King of the Fairies
Russell Oberlin
Tytania
Queen of the Fairies
Joan Carlyle
Puck or Robin Goodfellow Nicholas Chagrin
Peaseblossom Raymond Holder
Cobweb Philip Silver
Mustardseed John Pyle
Moth Roger Flury
Fairy Stephen Edwards
Fairy Ian Fraser
Fairy Michael Miller
Fairy Richard Venning
Fairy Page Peter Sharp
Fairy Page Michael Whenman
Fairy Page Leslie Pyrah
Fairy Page William Meek
Theseus
Duke of Athens
Forbes Robinson
Hippolyta
Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
Margreta Elkins
Lysander
in love with Hermia
André Turp
Demetrius
in love with Hermia
Louis Quilico
Hermia
in love with Lysander but betrothed in law to Demetrius
Marjorie Thomas
Helena
in love with Demetrius
Irene Salemka
Bottom
a weaver
Geraint Evans
Quince
a carpenter
Michael Langdon
Flute
a bellows-mender
John Lanigan
Snug
a joiner
David Kelly
Snout
a tinker
Kenneth MacDonald
Starveling
a tailor
Joseph Ward
Indian Boy Johaar Mosaval
Philostrate
Master of Ceremonies
Beaufoy Milton
Fan Bearer Alan George
Page Peter Sharp
Page Michael Whenman
Page Leslie Pyrah
Page William Meek
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Children from Westminster City School
Students of William Ellis Grammar School
Students of St Martin-in-the-Fields Secondary School
Students of Hugh Myddelton Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Durations: Act I: 7.35-8.19pm, Act II: 8.45-9.30pm, Act III: 9.51-10.40pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 2 February 1961 (in Royal Opera House Collections)