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The Trojans - 16 June 1958 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Rafael Kubelik
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
Part 1: THE CAPTURE OF TROY
A Trojan Soldier Ronald Lewis
Cassandra
a Trojan prophetess, daughter of Priam
Amy Shuard
Choroebus
her betrothed
Jess Walters
Priam
King of Troy
Rhydderch Davies
Helenus
son of Priam
Edgar Evans
Hecuba
wife of Priam
Noreen Berry
Polyxena
daughter of Priam
Marie Collier
Ascanius
son of Aeneas
Joan Carlyle
Andromache
widow of Hector
Romayne Austin
Astyanax
her son
Daniel Short
Pantheus
a Trojan priest
Forbes Robinson
Aeneas
a Trojan hero
Jon Vickers
Ghost of Hector David Kelly
A Greek Captain Robert Allman
Soldiers of Greece and Troy, Citizens, Women, Children, Shepherds, Priestesses The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Part 2: THE TROJANS AT CARTHAGE
Dido
Queen of Carthage
Blanche Thebom
Anna
her sister
Lauris Elms
Narbal
Dido's minister
Joseph Rouleau
Iopas
a Carthaginian poet
Robert Thomas
Ascanius Joan Carlyle
Pantheus Forbes Robinson
Aeneas Jon Vickers
The God Mercury Kenneth Barlow
Hylas
a young Trojan sailor
Dermot Troy
First Soldier Ronald Lewis
Second Soldier Rhydderch Davies
Ghost of Cassandra Amy Shuard
Ghost of Choroebus Jess Walters
Ghost of Hector David Kelly
Ghost of Priam Rhydderch Davies
Soldiers of Troy and Carthage, Courtiers, Hunters, Sailors, Naiads, Fauns, Satyrs, and Wood Nymphs The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Opera Ballet
Children from Queensbridge Secondary School
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: E J Dent
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 16 June 1958 (in Royal Opera House Collections)