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The Tales of Hoffmann - 26 October 1954 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Edward Downes
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Prologue
The Muse Eileen Barry
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
Councillor Lindorf Hermann Uhde
Andres
servant of Stella
Raymond Nilsson
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Barbara Howitt
Hoffmann
a poet
Julius Patzak
Nathaniel
Student
William McAlpine
Wilhelm
Student
Aston Shaw
Hermann
Student
Ronald Lewis
Act I 'Olympia'
Spalanzani
an inventor
Geraint Evans
Hoffmann
a poet
Julius Patzak
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
Raymond Nilsson
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Barbara Howitt
Coppelius
a scientist, rival of Spalanzani
Hermann Uhde
Olympia
a mechanical doll
Mattiwilda Dobbs
Act II 'Antonia'
Antonia
a singer
Elsie Morison
Crespel
her father
Howell Glynne
Frantz
his servant
Raymond Nilsson
Hoffmann
a poet
Julius Patzak
Nicklaus
his companion
Barbara Howitt
Dr. Miracle
a doctor
Hermann Uhde
The voice of Antonia's mother Monica Sinclair
Act III 'Giulietta'
Hoffmann
a poet
Julius Patzak
Pittichinaccio
an admirer of Giulietta
Raymond Nilsson
Giulietta
a courtesan
Eleanor Houston
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Barbara Howitt
Schlemil
Giulietta's lover
Forbes Robinson
Dapertutto
a sorcerer
Hermann Uhde
Epilogue
Hoffmann
a poet
Julius Patzak
Nicklaus
his companion
Barbara Howitt
Nathaniel
Student
William McAlpine
Wilhelm
Student
Aston Shaw
Hermann
Student
Ronald Lewis
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
The Muse Eileen Barry
Stella
an opera singer
Judy Laraman
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 26 October 1954 (in Royal Opera House Collections)