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The Pilgrim's Progress - 30 April 1951 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Leonard Hancock
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
John Bunyan Inia Te Wiata
Pilgrim Arnold Matters
Evangelist
a neighbour
Norman Walker
Timorous
a neighbour
David Tree
Mistrust
a neighbour
Dennis Stephenson
Pliable
a neighbour
Ernest Davies
Obstinate
a neighbour
Rhydderch Davies
Interpreter Edgar Evans
Shining One Adele Leigh
Shining One Patricia Howard
Shining One Vera Hoddinott
Watchful Bryan Drake
Herald Geraint Evans
Apollyon Michael Langdon
Heavenly Being Elizabeth Abercrombie
Heavenly Being Monica Sinclair
Jester
a character in Vanity Fair
Keith MacMillan
Demas
a character in Vanity Fair
Hubert Littlewood
Judas Iscariot
a character in Vanity Fair
Ronald Firmager
Simon Magus
a character in Vanity Fair
Andrew Sellars
Worldly Glory
a character in Vanity Fair
Thomas Fletcher
Madam Bubble
a character in Vanity Fair
Barbara Howitt
Madam Wanton
a character in Vanity Fair
Audrey Bowman
Pontius Pilate
a character in Vanity Fair
Basil Hemming
Lord Lechery
a character in Vanity Fair
Dennis Stephenson
Usher
a character in Vanity Fair
David Tree
Lord Hategood
a character in Vanity Fair
Rhydderch Davies
Malice
a character in Vanity Fair
Leah Roberts
Pickthank
a character in Vanity Fair
Jeanne Bowden
Superstition
a character in Vanity Fair
Andrew Daniels
Envy
a character in Vanity Fair
John Campbell
Woodcutter's Boy Iris Kells
Mr. By-Ends Parry Jones
Mrs. By-Ends Jean Watson
Shepherd John Cameron
Shepherd William McAlpine
Shepherd Norman Walker
Bird Voice Adele Leigh
A Celestial Messenger Edgar Evans
The Angel of the Lord Olga Frei
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: The stage manager's reports for this performance and the performance on 26th April 1951 both record the involvement of the BBC, but it is unclear which performance was broadcast.
Durations: Prologue, Act I and Act II: 7.06-8.07pm, Act III: 8.32-8.52pm, Act IV and Epilogue: 9.20-9.57pm
Radio - live relay: BBC; 30 April 1951
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 30 April 1951 (in Royal Opera House Collections)