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Boris Godunov - 25 October 1950 Evening 7.00pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Warwick Braithwaite
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Thomas Matthews
Cast
Police Officer Ronald Lewis
Mitiukha
a peasant
Hubert Littlewood
Andrei Shchelkalof
Secretary of the Council
Rhydderch Davies
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
Ludwig Weber
Pimen
a monk and chronicler
Norman Walker
The Pretender
named Grigory, afterwards the false Dmitri (a novice in Pimen's cave)
Edgar Evans
The Hostess of the Inn Edith Coates
Varlaam
vagabond monk
Howell Glynne
Missail
vagabond monk
David Tree
Police Officer Geraint Evans
Feodor
The Tsar's child
Monica Sinclair
Xenia
The Tsar's child
Adele Leigh
Xenia's nurse Jean Watson
The Boyar in attendance Emlyn Jones
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
Parry Jones
Marina Mnishek
a Polish princess
Constance Shacklock
Rangoni
a Jesuit emissary
John Cameron
The Boyar Khruschof Thomas Fletcher
Lavitsky
Jesuit
Rhydderch Davies
Chernikofsky
Jesuit
Ronald Lewis
The Simpleton Dennis Stephenson
Boyars, their children, Guards, Soldiers, Officers, Polish Noblemen and Ladies, Polish Girls, Wandering Mendicants, the people of Moscow The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: Rosa Newmarch
Durations: Prologue: 7.02-7.24pm, Act I: 7.40-8.16pm, Act II: 8.34-9.34pm, Act III: 9.50-10.35pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 25 October 1950 (in Royal Opera House Collections)