Esclarmonde - 28 November 1983 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Richard Bonynge
Acting Chorus Master Nina Walker
Leader John Brown
Cast
Emperor Phorcas Gwynne Howell
Esclarmonde
his daughter
Joan Sutherland
Parséïs
her sister
Diana Montague
Enéas
a Byzantine knight, fiancé to Parséïs
Ryland Davies
Chevalier Roland
Count of Blois
Ernesto Veronelli
Cléomer
King of France
Geoffrey Moses
The Bishop of Blois Jonathan Summers
Saracen envoy John Dobson
Byzantine herald Kim Begley
Dignitaries of the Byzantine Empire, knights, warriors, citizens of Blois, guards, monks, priests and penitents, inquisitor and assistants, choir boys, incense bearers, Saracen prisoners, spirits of air, fire and water, nymphs and sylvans The Royal Opera Chorus
Dancers
Children from The London Oratory School
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: French
Durations: Act I: 7.05-7.37pm, Act II: 7.59-8.30pm, Act III: 8.53-9.31pm, Act IV: 9.54-10.30pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 28 November 1983 (in Royal Opera House Collections)