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Death in Venice, 22 July 1992

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Myfanwy Piper

Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

Orchestra: London Philharmonic


Aschenbach: Robert Tear

Traveller: Alan Opie

Apollo: Michael Chance

English Clerk: Peter Snipp

Hotel Porter: Christopher Ventris

First Gondolier: Timothy Robinson

Glass Maker: Neil Griffiths

Second Gondolier: Karl M Daymond

German Father: Christopher Parke

Jaschiu's Father: Wyn Griffiths

Danish Lady: Sarah L Jennings

Strawberry Seller: Elizabeth Marrion

Beggar Woman: Alison Duguid

Ship's Steward: Henry Waddington

Lido Boatman: Robert Poulton

French Girl: Janet Lax

French Mother: Ruth Peel

First American: Mark Luther

Second American: Mark Milhofer

German Mother: Julie Unwin

English Lady: Philippa Daly

Russian Nanny: Hilary Summers

Russian Mother: Helen Rowe

Russian Father: Martyn Sharp

Governess: Jennifer Rose

Tadzio: Daniel Squire

Tadzio's Mother: Helena Tait

Lace Seller: Lisa Tyrrell

Jaschiu: Daniel Hinchcliffe

Newspaper Seller: Anne O'Byrne

Production Team

Original Director: Stephen Lawless

Associate Director: Kate Brown

Set Designer: Tobias Hoheisel

Costume Designer: Tobias Hoheisel

Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant

Choreographer: Ian Spink