The Gypsy Baron

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The Gypsy Baron

The Gypsy Baron is an Operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss – son, after a libretto by Ignaz Schnitzer. The premiere took place at the Theatre an der Wien in Vienna on 24 October 1885. In Romania, the Operetta was first represented at the National Theatre in Bucharest on 9 January 1890.

The action takes place in the first half of the eighteenth century on the once flourishing fields of Barinkay exile. The castle is now a ruin; neighbour Zsupan, a former pig-breeder, is thriving on the exploitation of Barinkay’s property. The royal (imperial) amnesty brings young Sandor Barinkay (son of the exiled) to the front to return home for repossession. Conscious of having to pay for the robbery, Zsupan proposes to Barinkay to marry his daughter. But the young man is fascinated by the beauty of the Saffi gypsy, which he encounters at night in the abandoned castle.

Returning from the fair, the Gypsies acclaim the master’s son as their Voivode. The action continues and complicates with intrigue, love, war and victory. The happy ending, finds Sandor near Saffi and his “subjects” who chose the Voivode.

Operetta in concert

Cast

Barinkay – Alfredo Pascu
Saffi – Doina Scripcaru
Czipra – Cristina Trandafir
Arsena – Mediana Vlad
Ottokar – Andrei Pleșca
Zsupan – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Mirabella – Mioara Manea-Arvunescu
Carnero – Anton Zidaru
Homonay – Marius Mitrofan
Pali – Arnold Mack

Ballet: Raul Oprea, Octavian Ștefănescu, Lorendi Radulescu, Cătălin Cocheș
With the participation of the Orchestra, Ballet and Choir Ensemble of the National Operetta and Musical Theater “Ion Dacian”

Near the date of the show, the distribution may change

Barinkay – Alfredo Pascu
Saffi – Patricia Seymour
Czipra – Cristina Trandafir
Arsena – Gabriela Daha
Ottokar – Andrei Pleșca
Zsupan – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Mirabella – Gladiola Nițulescu
Carnero – Anton Zidaru
Homonay – Stefan Popov
Pali – Arnold Mack

Ballet: Andrei Ciobanu, Stelian Gâmboțeanu, Lorendi Radulescu, Cătălin Cocheș
With the participation of the Orchestra, Ballet and Choir Ensemble of the National Operetta and Musical Theater “Ion Dacian”

Near the date of the show, the distribution may change

Alfredo Pascu – Barinkay
Tina Munteanu – Saffi
Cristina Trandafir – Czipra
Gabriela Daha – Arsena
Andrei Pleșca – Ottokar
Mihnea Lamatic– Zsupan
Mioara Manea Arvunescu (debut) – Mirabella
Anton Zidaru – Carnero
Stefan Popov – Homonay

Ballet: Andrei Ciobanu, Stelian Gâmboțeanu, Lorendi Radulescu, Cătălin Cocheș
With the participation of the Orchestra, Ballet and Choir Ensemble of the National Operetta and Musical Theater “Ion Dacian”

Near the date of the show, the distribution may change

Creative team

Conductor Chorus Ensemble:  Aurel Muraru
Stage Direction: Valentino Tiron
Choreography: Andreea Constantinescu Fuciec
Scenography: Elisabeta Facaianu
Assistants Choreography: Monica Strat, Raluca Herciu
Musical Training: Gönul Aptula, Adina Cocargeanu, Andreea Dobia, Alexandru Burcă

Media Partners

Agerpres, Evenimentul zilei, Capital, Șapte seri, Radio România Cultural, societateamuzicală.ro, mklasica.ro, eva.ro, Gold FM, ArtOut.