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The Magic Flute - 28 October 1952 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor John Pritchard
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Tamino
an Egyptian Prince
John Lanigan
First Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Joan Sutherland
Second Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Janet Howe
Third Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Jean Watson
Papageno
a bird catcher
Arnold Matters
The Queen of the Night Valerie Bak
First Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Iris Kells
Second Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Leonne Mills
Third Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Monica Sinclair
Monostatos
a Moor in Sarastro's service
Anthony Marlowe
Pamina
daughter of the Queen of Night
Adele Leigh
The Speaker of the Temple Geraint Evans
Sarastro
High Priest of the Temple
Inia Te Wiata
First Priest William McAlpine
Second Priest Bryan Drake
Third Priest Ronald Firmager
Fourth Priest Hedworth Fisher
Papagena
Papageno's sweetheart
Norah Cannell
First Man in Armour Thorsteinn Hannesson
Second Man in Armour Rhydderch Davies
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Children from Kingsland Central School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: E J Dent
Durations: Overture: 7.03-7.10pm, Act I: 7.10-8.05pm, Act II: 8.22-9.37pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 28 October 1952 (in Royal Opera House Collections)