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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 29 July 1962

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Molière

Conductor: Silvio Varviso

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Monsieur Jourdain: Miles Malleson

Madame Jourdain: Margaret Courtenay

Nicoline: Pat Heywood

Dorimene: Marion Mathie

Music Master: William Moore

Composer: Gilbert Wynne

Dancing Master: John Warner

Philosopher: Walter Hudd

Fencing Master: Anthony Nicholls

Assistant To Fmaster: Derek Westlake

Dorante: Richard Gale

First Flunkey: Vernon Dobtcheff

Second Flunkey: John Baker

Master Tailor: Michael Holmes

Assistant To Tailor: Gordon Coster

Wig Maker: Tony Wilson

Chief Cook: Michael Holmes

Assistant To Cook: Fleur Woolley

Cook's Boy: Derek Westlake

Production Team

Original Producer: Miles Malleson

Staff Director: Oliver Neville

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Michael Holmes