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Die Zauberflote, 11 August 1956

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Emanuel Schikaneder

Conductor: Vittorio Gui

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Tamino: Ernst Haefliger

1st Lady: Joan Sutherland

2nd Lady: Cora Canne-Meijer

3rd Lady: Monica Sinclair

Papageno: Geraint Evans

Queen of the Night: Mattiwilda Dobbs

Monostatos: Kevin Miller

Pamina: Pilar Lorengar

1st Boy/Spirit: Belva Boroditsky

2nd Boy/Spirit: Jeannette Sinclair

3rd Boy/Spirit: Vera Kinrade

Speaker: Thomas Hemsley

Sarastro: Drago Bernardic

Priest & Armed Man: David Kelly

Priest & Armed Man: John Carolan

Papagena: Naida Labay

Production Team

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Original Producer: Carl Ebert