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The Tales of Hoffmann - 9 July 1957 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Edward Downes
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
PROLOGUE
The Muse Eileen Barry
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
Councillor Lindorf Otakar Kraus
Andres
servant of Stella
David Tree
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Barbara Howitt
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Nathaniel
Student
Dermot Troy
Wilhelm
Student
David Kelly
Hermann
Student
Leonard Law
ACT I 'OLYMPIA'
Spalanzani
an inventor
Ronald Lewis
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
David Tree
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Barbara Howitt
Coppelius
a scientist, rival of Spalanzani
Otakar Kraus
Olympia
a mechanical doll
Mimi Coertse
ACT II 'ANTONIA'
Antonia
a singer
Veronica Dunne
Crespel
her father
Forbes Robinson
Frantz
his servant
David Tree
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Nicklaus
his companion
Barbara Howitt
Dr. Miracle
a doctor
Otakar Kraus
The voice of Antonia's mother Lauris Elms
ACT III 'GIULIETTA'
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Pittichinaccio
an admirer of Giulietta
David Tree
Giulietta
a courtesan
Marie Collier
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Barbara Howitt
Schlemil
Giulietta's lover
Forbes Robinson
Dapertutto
a sorcerer
Otakar Kraus
EPILOGUE
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Nicklaus
his companion
Barbara Howitt
Nathaniel
Student
Dermot Troy
Wilhelm
Student
David Kelly
Hermann
Student
Leonard Law
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
The Muse Eileen Barry
Stella
an opera singer
Wish Mary Hunt
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 9 July 1957 (in Royal Opera House Collections)