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Fidelio, 22 July 1959

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Librettist: Joseph Sonnleithner & Georg Friedrich Treitschke

Conductor: Vittorio Gui

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Jaquino: Duncan Robertson

Marzelline: Elsie Morison

Rocco: Mihaly Szekely

Leonore: Gre Brouwenstijn

Don Pizarro: Kim Borg

1st Prisoner: John Kentish

2nd Prisoner: Derick Davies

Florestan: Richard Lewis

Don Fernando: David Kelly

Production Team

Original Producer: Gunther Rennert

Staff Director: Anthony Besch

Set Designer: Ita Maximowna

Costume Designer: Ita Maximowna