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Gipsy Princess 1954Daubeny Vienna Operetta

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A Viennese Operetta Company was introduced by Peter Daubeny Presentations Ltd by arrangement with Eugene Iskoldoff Productions. A three week London season opened at the Stoll Theatre on 16 August. This was followed by a national tour through to December. The schedule included Glasgow (Sep 13), Aberdeen (Sep 27), Edinburgh (Oct 4), Blackpool (Oct 11), Manchester (Oct 18),  Birmingham (Nov 1), Leeds (Nov 8), Liverpool (Nov 15), Bristol (Nov 22), Bournemouth (Nov 29) and Cardiff (Dec 6).


Artists were drawn from the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper, the Munich Operetta and the opera houses of Stuttgart, Bern and Graz. The company was claimed to have 60 artists including full chorus and ballet, with an orchestra of 28.

The chosen operettas were by Lehár (Merry Widow), Kálmán (Gypsy Princess) and Strauss (Wiener Blut).


Cast details are from a programme in Aberdeen City Library.

The Aberdeen schedule included 4 performances of The Merry Widow and two each of the others. The programme was:

Week commencing 27 Sep:  Mon 27 Merry Widow;  Tue 28 Gypsy Princess;  Wed 29 m Merry Widow;  Wed 29 e Wiener Blut;  Thu 30 Gypsy Princess;  Fri 1 Oct Merry Widow;  Sat 2 m Wiener Blut;  Sat 2 e Merry Widow.

Glasgow and Edinburgh dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Sylva Varescu a cabaret artiste 'The Gipsy Princess'

Eleonore Bauer

Count Boni Káncsiánu an impresario

Tony Niessner

Feri von Kerekes an old habitué of the Cabaret, known as 'Feri bácsi'

Fritz Imhoff

Prince Edwin Ronald son of Prince Leopold

Otto Falvay

Lieutenant Eugen von Rohnsdorff Edwin's cousin

Karl Frey

Prince Leopold Maria of Lippert-Weylersheim

Willy Scherdeck

Princess Anhilte Prince Leopold's wife

Augusta Ripper

Countess Stasi Prince Leopold's niece

Grete Kieser

Mac Grave an Ambassador

Elmar Gunsch

Commander von Billing a diplomat, section head

Basile Cosmas

Countess Tscheppe

Hilde Langauer

Baroness Elsner

Erika Fischer

Von Merö a gentleman

Paul Mirov

Von Szerény a gentleman

Hubert Weiser

Von Endrey a gentleman

Anton Bauer

Von Vihar a gentleman

Fred Kypta

Juliska a Variety Girl

Evelyne Moravek

Aranka a Variety Girl

Gerda Neubauer

Cleo a Variety Girl

Liselotte Mracek

Rizzi a Variety Girl

Herta Stark

Selma a Variety Girl

Ricki Hermann

Mia a Variety Girl

Herta Jany

Daisy a Variety Girl

Anne Marie Ambrosi

Vally a Variety Girl

Felice Trentin

Kiss a Notary

Karl Kroll

Miksa Head-Waiter

Fritz Diestel

Hotel Manager

Otto Korb

Solo Violinist in the cabaret

Mario Witkowski

Performance DatesGipsy Princess 1954

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

28 Sep, 19.30 30 Sep, 19.30

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