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Gloriana - 13 June 1953 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor John Pritchard
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Robert Devereux
Earl of Essex
Peter Pears
Henry Cuffe
a satellite of Essex
Ronald Lewis
Charles Blount
Lord Mountjoy
Geraint Evans
Queen Elizabeth the First Joan Cross
Sir Walter Raleigh
Captain of the Guard
Frederick Dalberg
Sir Robert Cecil
Secretary of the Council
Arnold Matters
The Recorder of Norwich Michael Langdon
The Spirit of the Masque William McAlpine
Penelope (Lady Rich)
sister to Essex
Jennifer Vyvyan
Frances
Countess of Essex
Monica Sinclair
A Lady-in-Waiting Adele Leigh
The Master of Ceremonies David Tree
A Blind Ballad-Singer Inia Te Wiata
A Housewife Edith Coates
The City Crier Rhydderch Davies
Sir John Harington Leonard Law
The French Ambassador Ronald Firmager
Concord
Solo Dancer
Svetlana Beriosova
Time
Solo Dancer
Desmond Doyle
Morris Dancer
Solo Dancer
Johaar Mosevaal
Citizens, Maids of Honour, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household, Courtiers, Masquers, Old Men, Men and Boys of Essex's Following, Councillors, Country Girls, Rustics and Fishermen, Pages The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Students from the Sadler's Wells Ballet School
Children from Kingsland Central School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Durations: Act I: 7.03-7.45pm, Act II: 8.08-8.58pm, Act III: 9.16-10.12pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 13 June 1953 (in Royal Opera House Collections)