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Medea - 24 June 1959 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Nicola Rescigno
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Creon
King of Corinth
Nicola Zaccaria
Glauce
Daughter of Creon
Joan Carlyle
Jason
Leader of the Argonauts
Jon Vickers
Medea
former wife of Jason
Maria Callas
Neris
Servant of Medea
Fiorenza Cossotto
The Captain of the Guard David Allen
First Maidservant Mary Wells
Second Maidservant Elizabeth Rust
Two children of Medea; Servants of Glauce; Argonauts; Priests; Soldiers; People of Corinth The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
Students of Edith Cavell Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: Italian
Durations: Act I: 7.41-8.29pm, Act II: 9.01-9.44pm, Act III: 10.15-10.44pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 24 June 1959 (in Royal Opera House Collections)