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[Death in Venice] (1973)

An opera in two acts by Myfanwy Piper, from the story by Thomas Mann

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

M Benjamin Britten (Opus BB)
Produced by Colin Graham
S John Piper
C Charles Knode

Cast: Gustav van Aschenbach, a novelist: Peter Pears; The Traveller: John Shirley-Quirk
D The Polish Mother: Deanne Bergsma; Tadzio, her son: Robert Huguenin; Her two Daughters: Elizabeth Griffiths, Melanie Phillips; Their Governess: Sheila Humphreys; Jaschiu, Tadzio's friend: Nicholas Kirby; Street dancer: Sheila Humphreys; Polish, Russian, and German children, Beggars: Angela Cox, Mark Sewell, Matthew Hawkins, Andris Plucis, Mark Welford, Ashley Wheater

FP English Opera Group, Aldeburgh Festival, The Maltings, Snape, 16 June 1973

NP Metropolitan Opera; R Faith Worth (choreography revised by Frederick Ashton):
D The Polish Mother: Vicki Fisera; Tadzio: Bryan Pitts; Her two Daughters: Alison Woodard, Claudia Sheil; Their Governess: Diana Levy; Jaschiu: Anthony Ferro

FP Metropolitan Opera House, New York NY, 18 October 1974

ST Royal Opera
D Tadzio: Douglas Howes
FP Royal Opera House, London, 31 March 1978