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The Tales of Hoffmann - 30 October 1957 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Edward Downes
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
PROLOGUE
The Muse Eileen Barry
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
Councillor Lindorf Otakar Kraus
Andres
servant of Stella
David Tree
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Josephine Veasey
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Nathaniel
Student
Dermot Troy
Wilhelm
Student
Joseph Rouleau
Hermann
Student
Robert Allman
ACT I 'OLYMPIA'
Spalanzani
an inventor
Ronald Lewis
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
David Tree
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Josephine Veasey
Coppelius
a scientist, rival of Spalanzani
Otakar Kraus
Olympia
a mechanical doll
Marion Studholme
ACT II 'ANTONIA'
Antonia
a singer
Joan Sutherland
Crespel
her father
Michael Langdon
Frantz
his servant
David Tree
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Nicklaus
his companion
Josephine Veasey
Dr. Miracle
a doctor
Otakar Kraus
The voice of Antonia's mother Lauris Elms
ACT III 'GIULIETTA'
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Pittichinaccio
an admirer of Giulietta
David Tree
Giulietta
a courtesan
June Grant
Nicklaus
Hoffmann's companion
Josephine Veasey
Schlemil
Giulietta's lover
Michael Langdon
Dapertutto
a sorcerer
Otakar Kraus
EPILOGUE
Hoffmann
a poet
James Johnston
Nicklaus
his companion
Josephine Veasey
Nathaniel
Student
Dermot Troy
Wilhelm
Student
Joseph Rouleau
Hermann
Student
Robert Allman
Luther
an Innkeeper
Rhydderch Davies
The Muse Eileen Barry
Stella
an opera singer
Romayne Austin
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: Miss Marion Studholme appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd.
Language: English
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 30 October 1957 (in Royal Opera House Collections)