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Boris Godunov - 2 January 1953 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Reginald Goodall
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Nikitich
a police officer
Ronald Lewis
Mitiukha
a peasant
Hubert Littlewood
Andrei Shchelkalof
Secretary of the Council
Geraint Evans
Pimen
a monk and chronicler
Norman Walker
The Pretender
named Grigory, afterwards the false Dmitri (a novice in Pimen's cave)
Edgar Evans
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
Parry Jones
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni
The Hostess of the Inn Edith Coates
Varlaam
vagabond monk
Howell Glynne
Missail
vagabond monk
David Tree
Feodor
The Tsar's child
Barbara Howitt
Xenia
The Tsar's child
Iris Kells
Xenia's Nurse Valetta Iacopi
The Boyar in attendance Emlyn Jones
Marina Mnishek
a Polish princess
Constance Shacklock
The Boyar Khruschof Thomas Fletcher
Lavitsky
Jesuit
Bryan Drake
Chernikofsky
Jesuit
Ronald Lewis
The Simpleton William McAlpine
Boyars, their children, Guards, Soldiers, Officers, Polish Noblemen and Ladies, Polish Girls, Wandering Mendicants, the people of Moscow The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Children from Kingsland Central School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: Rosa Newmarch
Durations: Act I: 7.02-7.46pm, Act II: 8.05-8.55pm, Act III: 9.11-9.50pm, Act IV: 10.04-10.31pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 2 January 1953 (in Royal Opera House Collections)