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Alceste, 24 June 1954

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck

Librettist: Bailli Leblanc du Roullet

Conductor: Bryan Balkwill

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Evandre: Paul Asciak

Alceste: Magda Laszlo

La Grand Pretre: Raimundo Torres

Admete: Richard Lewis

Hercule: Thomas Hemsley

La Voix De Tanato: James Atkins

Apollon: Raimundo Torres

L'Oracle: Gwyn Griffiths

First Coryphee: Rita McKerrow

Second Coryphee: Barbara Delano Laing

Third Coryphee: James Atkins

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Hugh Casson

Costume Designer: Rosemary Vercoe

Choreographer: Pauline Grant