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Boris Godunov - 12 May 1948 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Karl Rankl
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
Nikitich
a police officer
Ronald Lewis
Mitiukha
a peasant
Hubert Littlewood
Andrei Shchelkalof
Secretary of the Council
Rhydderch Davies
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
Paolo Silveri
Feodor
Boris Godunov's child
Barbara Britton
Xenia
Boris Godunov's child
Jean Carpenter
Pimen
a monk chronicler
David Franklin
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
Xenia's Nurse Beatrice Gibson
The Boyar in attendance Emlyn Jones
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
Hubert Norville
Marina Mnishek
a Polish princess
Constance Shacklock
Rangoni
a Jesuit emissary
Tom Williams
The Boyar Krushchof Thomas Fletcher
Lavitsky
Jesuit
Rhydderch Davies
Chernikofsky
Jesuit
Ronald Lewis
The Simpleton Richard Lewis
Policeman Geraint Evans
Boyars, their children, Guards, Officers, Soldiers, Polish Noblemen and Ladies, Polish girls, Wandering Mendicants, the people of Moscow The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: M D Calvocoressi
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 12 May 1948 (in Royal Opera House Collections)