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La Traviata

Music: Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Productions

Royal Opera House, September 1946, C.M.F. San Carlo
Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1952
Royal Opera House, March 1996, Royal Opera
Royal Opera House, May 1998, Royal Opera

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Royal Opera House
September 1946
The C.M.F. San Carlo Opera Company (San Carlo Theatre, Naples)
Conductor; Franco Capuana. Choreographer: Joy Newton.

Saturday 7th September 1946 Matinee programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Violetta ValeryMargherita Carosio
Flora BervoixMaria Huder
AnninaFedora Solveni
Alfred GermontGustavo Gallo
Giorgio GermontCarlo Tagliabue
GastoneMariano Caruso
Baron DupholRodolfo Azzolini
Marchese d'ObignyAramis Titta
Doctor GrenvilleIginio Ricco
Prima BallerinaJoan Grantham

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
November 1952
English translation: Edward J. Dent. Conductors: Michael Mudie, Charles Mackerras, James RObertson.
Producer: Joan Cross. Designer: William Chappell.
Leader of Orchestra: Walter Price. Chorus Master: Marcus Dods.

Saturday evening 1st November 1952 programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Violetta ValeryVictoria Elliott
Baron DupholJohn Probyn
Doctor GrenvilHarold Blackburn
Annina, Violetta's ServantAngela McGovern
Joseph, Violetta's ServantBen Williams
Flora BervoixElsie Price
Marquis d'ObignyJohn Faassen
Gaston, Vicomte de LetorieresRhys Williams
Armand GermontRowland Jones
Georges Germont, his FatherFrederick Sharp
Sadler's Wells Chorus
SopranosDiana Evans, Helen Hillier, Nova Lawrence, Angela McGovern, Jean Mountford, Elsie Price, Grace Rattray, Jeanette Sinclair, Joan Smalley, Angela Wheeldon, Hazel Williams, Elsie Willis
ContraltosAnita Booth, Peggy Butler, Rose Carlton, Jane Gilbert, Glenice Halliday, Janet Leggat, Norah Meagher, Kathleen Penny, Josephine Proust, Elizabeth Thomas, Elizabeth Turner
TenorsJohn Blomley, William Booth, Frank Brooke, Kenneth Field, John Harvey, Gwilym Jones, Gomer Morris, John Perrin, Cragg Sinkinson, Francis Snook, Ben Williams, Rhys Williams
BassesWilliam Davies, Charles Draper, Ronald Eddolls, Peter Glossop, Leonard Hodgkinson, Ivor Ingham, Cecil Lloyd, Ian Macpherson, Vernon Rees, John Shiels, David Ward, Vernon Williams, George Wilson
ConductorMichael Mudie

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Royal Opera House
11th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th and 29th March 1996
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi. Original Director: Richard Eyre. Revival Director: Patrick Young.
Designs: Bob Crowley. Director Of Movement: Jane Gibson. Lighting: Jean Kalman.

CharacterPlayed By
Violetta ValéryAndrea Rost
Baron DoupholRichard Van Allen
Doctor GrenvilMark Beesley
Flora BervoixHelen Lothian
Marquis d'ObignyRoderick Earle
Except 16th March
Marquis d'ObignyEric Garrett
On 16th March
Gastone de LetorièresTimothy Robinson
Alfredo GermontRamon Vargas
AnninaGillian Knight
Girogio GermontCarlos Alvarez
ServantRodney Gibson
GiuseppeNeil Griffiths
MessengerBryan Secombe
Actor
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Alan Aldridge
Actor
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Riccardo Aliaga
Actor
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Chico Andrade
Actor
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Bobby Bernard
Actor
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Robin Das
Actor
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Richard Gofton
Actor
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James Graham
Actor
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Mark Hathaway
Actor
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Anthony Plumridge
Actor
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Erick Rainey
Actor
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Daniel Swan
Actor
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Tim Webster
Dancer
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Isabel Banquero
Dancer
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Peter Curtis
Dancer
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Bernard Doring
Dancer
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Peter Jessop
Dancer
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Gabriella Lewis
Dancer
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Sue Nye
Dancer
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Anthoula Papadakis
Dancer
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Huw Prall
Dancer
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Joanne Redfearn
Dancer
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Lynn Robertson Bruce
Dancer
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Trevor St. John Hacker
Dancer
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Arthur Sweet

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Royal Opera House
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat & eve) May 1998
Conductors: Simone Young (12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23 (mat)), Philippe Auguin (13, 16, 20, 23 (eve))
Director: Richard Eyre. Associate DirectorL Patrick Young.
Designs: Bob Crowley. Assistant Designer: Guy Nicholson.
Director of Movement: Jane Gibson. Lighting: Mark Henderson.
The Royal Opera Chorus - Chorus Director: Terry Edwards.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev.

CharacterPlayed By
Violetta ValéryElena Kelessidi
12, 15, 19, 21
Violetta ValéryVeronica Villarroel
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Violetta ValérySvetla Vassileva
14, 20, 23 (mat)
Baron DoupholRichard Van Allen
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat)
Baron DoupholGerard Quinn
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Doctor GrenvilMark Beesley
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat)
Doctor GrenvilMichael Druiett
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Flora BervoixLeah-Marian Jones
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 32 (mat)
Flora BervoixChristine Rice
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Marquis d'ObignyRoderick Earle
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat)
Marquis d'ObignyGeoffrey Moses
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Gastone de LetorièresRichard Coxon
12, 15, 19, 21
Gastone de LetorièresAlasdair Elliott
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Gastone de LetorièresRobin Leggate
14, 20, 23 (mat)
Alfredo GermontMarcelo Alvarez
12, 15, 19, 21
Alfredo GermontDennis O'Neill
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Alfredo GermontCarlo Scibelli
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Alfredo GermontRoberto Aronica
20, 23 (mat)
AnninaGillian Knight
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat)
AnninaElizabeth Sikora
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Giorgio GermontVladimir Chernov
12, 15, 19, 21
Giorgio GermontAlexandru Agache
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Giorgio GermontDmitri Hvorostovsky
14, 20, 23 (mat)
ServantRichard Hazell
12, 14, 15, 19, 20 ,21, 23 (mat)
ServantDonaldson Bell
13, 16, 23 (eve)
GiuseppeNeil Griffiths
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat)
GiuseppeNeil Gillespie
13, 16, 23 (eve)
MessengerBryan Secombe
12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23 (mat)
MessengerDonaldson Bell
13, 16, 23 (eve)
Extra ChorusLola Biagoni, Elizabeth Stanford, Patricia Symon, Karen England, Susan Flannery, Amanda Floyd, James O'Neil, George Owen, Philip Slane, David Young, Rodney Gibson, Charles Howell, Darren Moore
ActorsAlan Aldridge, Ricardo Aliaga, Bobby Bernard, Robin Das, Richard Gofton, James Graham, Barry Holland, Anthony Plumridge, Erick Rainey, Daniel Swan, Tim Webster
DancersIsabel Baquero, Terry Cavanagh, Peter Curtis, Bernard Doring, Peter Jessup, Sarah Kruger, Sue Nye, Anthoula Papadakis, Huw Prall, Joanne Redfearn, Trevor St John Hacker, Arthur Sweet

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