The Gypsy Baron

French Evening
September 23, 2020

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.

Cast

Conductor – Constantin Adrian Grigore

Barinkay – Alfredo Pascu
Saffi – Patricia Seymour
Czipra – Raluca Ciocă
Arsena – Mediana Vlad
Ottokar – Daniel Găină
Zsupan – Orest Pîslariu – Ranghilof
Mirabella – Mioara Manea – Arvunescu
Carnero – Victor Bucur
Homonay – Marius Mitrofan

Alexandru Vasile, Mihăiță Radu, Marius Meragiu, Maria Baciu

Ballet: Eugenia Stoian, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Marian Chirazi, Mircea Crăciun, Ștefan Băloi
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

Conductor – Constantin Adrian Grigore

Barinkay – Alfredo Pascu
Saffi – Doina Scripcaru
Czipra – Cristina Trandafir
Arsena – Gabriela Daha
Ottokar – Andrei Pleșca
Zsupan – Florin Ganea
Mirabella – Gladiola Lamatic Nițulescu
Carnero – Anton Zidaru
Homonay – Ștefan Popov

Alexandru Vasile, Mihăiță Radu, Marius Meragiu, Maria Baciu

Ballet: Eugenia Stoian, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Marian Chirazi, Mircea Crăciun, Ștefan Băloi
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

Conductor: Constantin Adrian Grigore

Barinkay: Alfredo Pascu
Saffi: Tina Munteanu
Czipra: Cristina Trandafir
Arsena: Daniela Bucsan
Ottokar: Andrei Pleșca
Zsupan: Florin Ganea
Mirabella: Gladiola Lamatic Nițulescu
Carnero: Anton Zidaru
Homonay: Stefan Popov

Alexandru Vasile, Mihăiță Radu, Marius Meragiu, Maria Baciu

Ballet: Eugenia Stoian, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Marian Chirazi, Mircea Crăciun, Ștefan Băloi
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

Dirijor: Constantin Adrian Grigore

Barinkay – Alfredo Pascu
Saffi – Patricia Seymour
Czipra – Raluca Ciocă
Arsena – Mediana Vlad
Ottokar – Daniel Găină
Zsupan – Orest Pîslariu – Ranghilof
Mirabella – Mioara Manea – Arvunescu
Carnero – Victor Bucur
Homonay – Marius Mitrofan

Alexandru Vasile, Mihăiță Radu, Marius Meragiu, Maria Baciu

Ballet: Eugenia Stoian, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Marian Chirazi, Mircea Crăciun, Ștefan Băloi
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

Conductor: Constantin Adrian Grigore

Barinkay – Alfredo Pascu
Saffi – Doina Scripcaru
Czipra – Cristina Trandafir
Arsena – Gabriela Daha
Ottokar – Andrei Pleșca
Zsupan – Florin Ganea
Mirabella – Gladiola Lamatic Nițulescu
Carnero – Anton Zidaru
Homonay – Ștefan Popov

Alexandru Vasile, Mihăiță Radu, Marius Meragiu, Maria Baciu

Ballet: Eugenia Stoian, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Marian Chirazi, Mircea Crăciun, Ștefan Băloi
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.