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Capriccio, 24 May 1963

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Clemens Krauss & Richard Strauss

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Flamand: Horst Wilhelm

Olivier: Raymond Wolansky

La Roche: Benno Kusche

The Countess: Elisabeth Soderstrom

The Count: Tom Krause

Clairon: Sona Cervena

Italian Tenor: Pierre Duval

Italian Soprano: Alberta Valentini

Major Domo: John Shirley-Quirk

Monsieur Taupe: Hugues Cuenod

Servant: Dennis Brandt

Servant: Dennis Wicks

Servant: Louis Browne

Servant: Neilson Taylor

Servant: Heinz Danziger

Servant: Francis Egerton

Servant: Stephen Tudor

Servant: Stafford Dean

Dancer: Valerie Davie

Dancer: Robert Harrold

Production Team

Set Designer: Dennis Lennon

Costume Designer: Anthony Powell

Lighting Designer: Francis Reid

Choreographer: Robert Harrold

Original Producer: Gunther Rennert