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Death in Venice, 18 November 1989

The Opera

Venue: Mayflower, Southampton

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Myfanwy Piper

Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

Orchestra: London Sinfonietta


Aschenbach: Robert Tear

Traveller: Alan Opie

Apollo: Michael Chance

English Clerk: Gerald Finley

Hotel Porter: Christopher Ventris

First Gondolier: Gordon Wilson

Glass Maker: Iain Paton

Second Gondolier: Aneirin Huws

German Father: Peter Snipp

Jaschiu's Father: Jozik Koc

Danish Lady: Heather Lorimer

Strawberry Seller: Linda Clemens

Beggar Woman: Alison Hudson

Ship's Steward: Graham Stone

Lido Boatman: Jonathan Veira

French Girl: Karen Hoyle

French Mother: Rebecca de Pont Davies

First American: Robert Gibbs

Second American: Duncan MacKenzie

German Mother: Helen Cannell

English Lady: Sally Driscoll

Russian Nanny: Deirdre Crowley

Russian Mother: Penelope Randall-Davis

Russian Father: Charles Kerry

Governess: Jennifer Rose

Tadzio: Paul Zeplichal

Tadzio's Mother: Caroline Pope

Lace Seller: Elizabeth Rodger

Jaschiu: Tristan Maguire

Newspaper Seller: Susan Arnold

Production Team

Original Director: Stephen Lawless

Co-director: Martha Clarke

Associate Director: John Abulafia

Associate Director: Felix Blaska

Set Designer: Tobias Hoheisel

Costume Designer: Tobias Hoheisel

Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant

Associate Lighting Designer: Paul Hastie