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The Magic Flute - 30 September 1948 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Peter Gellhorn
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
Tamino
an Egyptian Prince
Kenneth Neate
First Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Doris Dorée
Second Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Elizabeth Abercrombie
Third Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Constance Shacklock
Papageno
a bird catcher
Arnold Matters
Queen of the Night Audrey Bowman
First Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Adele Leigh
Second Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Valerie Thorne
Third Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Irene Baldry
First Slave J Arthur Kellet
Second Slave Stanford Thomas
Third Slave Ronald Lewis
Monostatos
a Moor in Sarastro's service
Hubert Norville
Pamina
daughter of the Queen of Night
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Speaker of the Temple Tom Williams
Sarastro
High Priest of the Temple
Marian Nowakowski
First Priest Thorsteinn Hannessonn
Second Priest Rhydderch Davies
Third Priest Ronald Firmager
Fourth Priest Basil Hemming
Papagena
Papageno's sweetheart
Barbara Britton
First Man in Armour Thorsteinn Hannessonn
Second Man in Armour Rhydderch Davies
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: E J Dent
Durations: Overture: 7.03-7.09pm, Act I: 7.09-8.11pm, Act II: 9.31-9.56pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme and stage manager's report for 30 September 1948 (in Royal Opera House Collections)