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Boris Godunov - 31 October 1958 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Rafael Kubelik
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Nikitich
a police officer
Forbes Robinson
Mitiukha
a peasant
David Allen
Andrei Shchelkalov
Secretary of the Council
Geraint Evans
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
John Lanigan
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
Boris Christoff
Pimen
a monk and chronicler
Joseph Rouleau
The Pretender, named Grigory, afterwards the false Dmitri
(a novice in Pimen's cave)
Josip Gostic
The Hostess of the Inn Edith Coates
Varlaam
vagabond monk
David Kelly
Missail
vagabond monk
David Tree
Frontier Guard Forbes Robinson
Feodor
the Tsar's child
Josephine Veasey
Xenia
the Tsar's child
Joan Carlyle
Xenia's Nurse Noreen Berry
The Boyar in Attendance Robert Bowman
Marina Mnishek
a Polish princess
Regina Resnik
Rangoni
a Jesuit Monk
Otakar Kraus
The Simpleton Duncan Robertson
The Boyar Khrushchov Thomas Fletcher
Lavitsky
Jesuit
Rhydderch Davies
Tchernikovsky
Jesuit
Ronald Lewis
Boyars, their children, Guards, Soldiers, Officers, Polish Noblemen and Ladies, Polish Girls, Wandering Mendicants, the people of Moscow. The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
Children from Edith Cavell Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: In the programme, David Kelly and David Tree's roles have been transposed. They are correct on this performance record.
Language: Russian
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 31 October 1958 (in Royal Opera House Collections)