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The Queen Of Spades, 17 June 1971

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky

Librettist: Pyotr & Modest Tchaikovsky

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Tchekalinsky: Anthony Roden

Surin: Michael Rippon

Count Tomsky: Pavel Guerdjikov

Herman: Gheorghi Sapoundjiev

Prince Yeletsky: Assen Selimsky

Lisa: Teresa Kubiak

Countess: Virginia Popova

Pauline: Reni Penkova

Governess: Enid Hartle

Chloe: Angela Bostock

Master Of Ceremonies: Terry Jenkins

Masha: Kathleen Smales

Tchaplitsky: Maurice Arthur

Narumov: Brian Donlan

Production Team

Original Producer: Michael Hadjimischev

Set Designer: Pier Luigi Pizzi

Costume Designer: Pier Luigi Pizzi

Lighting Designer: Robert Ornbo

Choreographer: Pauline Grant