Theatreland Memorabilia

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The Nightingale (Le Rossignol)

Author: Igor Stravinsky. Libretto: Igor Stravinsky and S. Mitousoff based on a story by Hans Andersen.


Paris Opera
26th May 1914 (first performance)

Drury Lane, London

Sadler's Wells Theatre
First performance of the production: 25th April 1960
By the New Opera Company

Friday 4th November 1960 (performed alongside Oedipus Rex)
3rd performance by Sadler's Wells Opera. Conductor: Brian Priestman.

CharacterPlayed By
The Voice of the FishermanAlberto Remedios
The Voice of the NightingaleMarion Studholme
The Kitchen MaidGwynneth Jenkins
The ChamberlainDonald McIntyre
The BonzeLeon Greene
A Palace OfficialGwilym Jones
A PrincessSheila Hardie
A PrincessJoan Clarkson
The EmperorHarold Blackburn
First Japanese EnvoyJohn Chorley
Second Japanese EnvoyLeigh Maurice
Third Japanese EnvoyKenneth Fawcett
DeathPatricia Johnson

Orchestra, Chorus and Opera Ballet details can be found on the Sadler's Wells Opera page