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Alceste, 30 May 1958

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck

Librettist: Bailli Leblanc du Roullet

Conductor: Vittorio Gui

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Le Herault: Gwyn Griffiths

Evandre: David Holman

Alceste: Consuelo Rubio

La Grand Pretre: Robert Massard

Admete: Richard Lewis

Hercule: Robert Massard

La Voix De Tanato: Dennis Wicks

Apollon: Heinz Blankenburg

L'Oracle: Gwyn Griffiths

First Coryphee: Ellen Dales

Second Coryphee: Elizabeth Bainbridge

Third Coryphee: Heinz Danziger

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Hugh Casson

Costume Designer: Rosemary Vercoe

Choreographer: David Ellis