“Play Gypsy”

"Play Gypsy"

“Play Gypsy”

EMMERICH KÁLMÁN

COUNTESS MARITZA

THE OPERA THEATRE
(Her Majesty’s Theatre)

28 NOVEMEBER – 14 DECEMBER 1985

Tassilo, the new bailiff on Countess Maritza’s estate, is an impoverished young Baron who has taken the job incognito to pay for his sister’s education. Temperament and pride delay the inevitable happy pairing-off of Maritza with Tassilo, and his sister Lisa with another nobleman from Maritza’s set of friends. Manja, the fortune-telling gipsy, typifies the strong Magyar flavour of the attractive score which features such well-known songs as “Play Gypsy”

CAST

Countess Maritza Rhonda Bruce
Count Tassilo Endrody-Wittember Ronald Stevens
Lisa Helen Adams
Baron Zsupan Geoffrey Harris
Prince Populescu William Bamford
Princess Bozena Cuddenstein zu Chlumetz Margery Irving
Penizek Russell Starke
Karl Stephan John Greene
Manja Wendy Hopkins
Tschekko Maurice Howie
Ilka Virginia Rawlinson
Berko Richard Claxton

State Opera Chorus
State Opera Dancers
State Opera Orchestra

CREATIVES

Conductor David Kram
Director Dennis Olsen
Choreographer John Salisbury
Design Anne Fraser
Lighting Design Jamie Lewis

GALLERY