Opera Scotland

Gipsy Baron Der Zigeunerbaron; The Gipsy Baron; Gypsy Baron

Music

Johann Strauss (born Vienna, 25 October 1825; Vienna, 3 June 1899)

Text

Ignaz Schnitzer

Source

Novella Sáffi (1883) by Mor Jokai.

 

Premieres

First Performance: Vienna (Theater an der Wien), 24 October 1885.

First Performance in UK: London (Rudolf Steiner Theatre), 12 February 1935 (amateur).

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (King's Theatre), 14 April 1938.

The Cast

Arsena
 Zsupan's daughter
Conte Carnero
 Commissioner of Morals
Czipra
 an elderly gipsy-woman, the gipsies' leader
Ferko
 a gipsy
Fozsi
 a gipsy
Graf Peter Homonay
 a recruiting officer, friend of Barinkay
Kalman Zsupan
 a wealthy pig-farmer
Mihaly
 a gipsy
Mirabella
 Arsena's governess
Ottokar
 a young peasant
Pali
 a gipsy
Saffi
 Czipra's foster-daughter
Sandor Barinkay
 

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