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Gypsy Love 1949Dundee Operatic Society

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It is perhaps surprising that Gypsy Love is the sole work by Lehár, indeed the only Viennese operetta, to be tackled by Dundee Operatic in its twenty-five or so years of existence to this point. Perhaps odder still, in the absence of The Merry Widow, is the fact that Gipsy Love had been done once before, in 1929. It now played in rep with a popular pair of serious operas, Cav & Pag, which the company was also having a second look at.

The English version concocted for its first London season in 1912 by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross, remained in use, despite the wholesale changes it made to plot and characters.

Cast details are from a copy of the programme.

Performance Cast

Ilona daughter of Dragotin

Faith Pearce

Julese Ilona's nurse

Aileen Nicol

Jozsi a Gipsy musician

Neil Morrison

Dragotin a Nobleman

James Corkhill

Jolan Dragotin's niece

Jessie Jolly

Jonel betrothed to Ilona

William Watson

Dimitreanu Kajetan's father

James G McIntosh

Kajetan a shy young man

George Peebles

Lady Babby an English Lady

Cathie Lamb

Randolph attendant on Lady Babby

Fergus Stewart

Rollo attendant on Lady Babby

Alex Dempster

Richard attendant on Lady Babby

John McKay

Zorika a Gipsy

Jean Knight

Marischka daughter of Andor

Mary Cairns

Andor an Innkeeper

James Graham

Dancer 1

Betty Hunter

Dancer 2

Gordon Angus

Performance DatesGypsy Love 1949

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King's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

15 Mar, 19.15 17 Mar, 19.15 19 Mar, 14.30 19 Mar, 19.15

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