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The Trojans - 29 April 1960 Evening 6.00pm

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
Part 1 - The Capture of Troy (Acts I and II in this production)
A Trojan Soldier Glynne Thomas
Cassandra
a Trojan prophetess, daughter of Priam
Amy Shuard
Choroebus
her betrothed
John Shaw
Priam
King of Troy
Rhydderch Davies
Helenus
son of Priam
Edgar Evans
Hecuba
wife of Priam
Noreen Berry
Polyxena
daughter of Priam
Mary Wells
Ascanius
son of Aeneas
Joan Carlyle
Andromache
widow of Hector
Diana Wynyard
Astyanax
her son
Peter Wheeler
Pantheus
a Trojan priest
Forbes Robinson
Aeneas
a Trojan hero
Jon Vickers
Ghost of Hector David Kelly
A Greek Captain George Reibbitt
Soldiers of Greece and Troy, Citizens, Women, Children, Shepherds, Priestesses The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Part 2 - The Trojans at Carthage (Acts III, IV and V in this production)
Dido
Queen of Carthage
Kerstin Meyer
Anna
her sister
Josephine Veasey
Narbal
Dido's minister
Joseph Rouleau
Iopas
a Carthaginian poet
Kenneth MacDonald
Ascanius Joan Carlyle
Pantheus Forbes Robinson
Aeneas Jon Vickers
The God Mercury John Walsh
Hylas
a young Trojan sailor
John Lanigan
First Soldier Gwyn Griffiths
Second Soldier Rhydderch Davies
Ghost of Cassandra Kathleen Dunkerley
Ghost of Choroebus John Shaw
Ghost of Hector David Kelly
Ghost of Priam Rhydderch Davies
Soldiers of Troy and Carthage, Courtiers, Sailors The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
Children from Edith Cavell Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: E J Dent
Durations: Acts I and II: 6.02-7.26pm, Act III: 7.53-8.30pm, Act IV: 8.53-9.43pm, Act V: 10.05-10.56pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 29 April 1960 (in Royal Opera House Collections)