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The Rising Of The Moon, 19 July 1970

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Nicholas Maw

Librettist: Beverley Cross

Conductor: Raymond Leppard

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Cathleen Sweeney: Anne Howells

Donal O'Dowd: John Gibbs

Colonel Jowler: Richard Van Allan

Captain Lillywhite: John Fryatt

Max Von Zastrow: Peter Gottlieb

Lady Jowler: Rae Woodland

Frau Zastrow: Kerstin Meyer

Atalanta Lillywhite: Annon Lee Silver

Corporal Haywood: Brian Donlan

Cornet Beaumont: John Wakefield

Widow Sweeney: Johanna Peters

Mr Lynch: Dennis Wicks

Brother Timothy: Alexander Oliver

Production Team

Original Producer: Colin Graham

Set Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Costume Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Lighting Designer: Robert Ornbo