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 the Caucasus (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)