Cast (in order of appearance)

Signor Ludovico Settembrini       An Italian Humanist (baritone)

Thomas Mann                           The Author (non-speaking, non-singing)

Hans Castorp                           The Hero (non-descript baritone)

Claudia Chauchat                     A patient from theCaucasus(sultry contralto)

Pribislav Hippe                         A boy from Hans’ past (German-type treble)

Joachim Ziemssen                    Lieutenant of the Prussian army (lyric tenor with a touch of the heldens)

Dr Behrens                               Chief Doctor at the Berghof (bass baritone)

Dr Krokowski                            His assistant (baritone)

Hermine Kleefeld                      A young patient with a pneumothorax (soprano)

Mrs Stohr                                 An elderly patient (messy soprano)

Miss Robinson                          A patient (soprano)

Fraulein Engelhardt                   A patient (soprano)

Hans Castorp as a child            (treble)

Adriatica von Mylendonck          The Matron (Gilbertian contralto)

Herr Naphta                              A Jewish Jesuit (baritone)


Non-speaking parts: Porters, Waiters, Nurses


Chorus of Berghof inmates.


Prologue to Act 2

1 soprano, 2 mezzo sopranos, 1 tenor, 1 baritone, 1 bass

Mime artists/dancers

Act 2 Scene 3 (The Selfish Gene)