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Fidelio - 16 May 1951 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Karl Rankl
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Thomas Matthews
Cast
Jaquino
a porter
Dennis Stephenson
Marcelline
Rocco's daughter
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Rocco
a gaoler
Howell Glynne
Leonora
Florestan's wife, disguised as Fidelio, a manservant
Kirsten Flagstad
Don Pizarro
Governor of the Prison
Tom Williams
First Prisoner Charles Craig
Second Prisoner Charles Morris
Florestan
a Prisoner of State
Julius Patzak
Don Fernando
the Minister
Marian Nowakowski
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: The overture 'Leonora No.3' was played between Act II scene 1 and Act II scene 2.
Language: English
Translator: Edward J Dent
Durations: Overture: 7.05-7.13pm, Act I: 7.13-8.17pm, Act II scene 1: 8.42-9.12pm, Overture 'Leonora No.3': 9.14-9.25pm, Act II scene 2: 9.26-9.39pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 16 May 1951 (in Royal Opera House Collections)