THE BARTERED BRIDE - 1966
 
 
In November / Desember 1966 sing Barbara vir TRUK die rol van Hata in Bedrich Smetena se opera The Bartered Bride in Engels. Dit was een van slegs twee operas waarin die Veenemans-susters saam gehoor kon word. Die opera is in die Aula in Pretoria sowel as in die Johannesburgse Stadskouburg opgevoer.
 
Die rolverdeling van die hoofkarakters was soos volg:
 
Krušina - Jaco van der Merwe
Ludmilla - Stella Beder
Mařenka - Leonore Veenemans / Nellie du Toit
Micha - Wicus Slabbert
Hata - Barbara Veenemans
Vašek - Gert Potgieter
Jenik - Gé Korsten
Kečal - Øystein Liltved
Ringmaster - Webster Booth
Esmeralda - Margaretha Deysel
Indian - John Llewellyn
Circus Ballerina - Jacqueline Eliason
 
Dirigent - Leo Quayle
Regisseur - Victor Melleney
Dekor - Bill Smuts
Kostuums - Aubrey Couling
 
 Margaretha Deysel en Barbara Veenemans
 
Jacqueline Eliason (Circus Ballerina) commented per e-mail:
 
I was the circus ballerina in the 1966 production of The Bartered Bride with Leonore Veenemans and Gé Korsten.  Producer Victor Melleney and Conductor Leo Quayle at the Civic and Aula theatres. I was with the PACT ballet company. I would give anything to see this production on a video/CD! Our media in those days was ‘non-existent!’ Is there any possibility of acquiring this? I thought that Leonore Veenemans and Gé Korsten were unbelievable and to this day still rave about them! I am so proud to have been linked to that production with South Africa’s GREATEST ever. My role was to be thrown horizontally from one end of the stage, being caught and then returned to the other side. When we were auditioned, we have to have been able to perform 16 fouettes on point at the end and this I, with G-d’s gracious help, managed to do, so got the part! Anyway, it was probably the most amazing role ever! So, that’s a bit more of the history!

 

THE BARTERED BRIDE - 1967
 
 
 
In Mei 1967 herhaal TRUK sy produksie van The Bartered Bride. Die rolverdeling was hierdie keer soos volg:
 
Krušina - Jaco van der Merwe
Ludmilla - Stella Beder
Mařenka - Leonore Veenemans
Micha - Xander Haagen
Hata - Barbara Veenemans
Vašek - Gert Potgieter
Jenik - Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Kečal - Øystein Liltved
Ringmaster - Webster Booth
Esmeralda - Margaretha Deysel
Indian - John Llewellyn
 
Dirigent - Leo Quayle
Regisseur - Victor Melleney
Dekor - Bill Smuts
Kostuums - Aubrey Couling
 
Die volgende resensie deur PRB [koerant en datum onbekend] het onder die opskrif POTGIETER SKITTER IN KOMIESE ROL, verskyn:
 
"…Die ondersteunende rolle van Hata (Barbara Veenemans), Micha (Xander Haagen), die Indiaan (John Llewelyn) is baie goed vertolk. Die Verkoopte Bruid waarvan die meeste musiek (veral die koorwerk) gegrond is op Tsjeggiese volkswysies word op 5, 11 en 13 Mei in die Johannesburgse Skouburg aangebied. Daarna gaan dit na die Aula, Pretoria."
 
 
 
THE IMPRESARIO - 1967
 
 
Op 11 en 13 Oktober 1967 sing Barbara vir die Universiteit van Pretoria die rol van Miss Silverstone in die Engelse vertaling van Mozart se opera The Impresario, saam met Ina Visagie as Mrs Heartfelt en George Kok as Mr Buskin. Die regie is deur Xander Haagen gedoen en Neil Chapman het die TRUK-orkes gedirigeer.
 
M.O.D. van The Pretoria News op 12 Oktober 1967 skryf onder die opskrif LIGHT-HEARTED OPERAS AT AULA, die volgende resensie:
 
"… The three excellent singers in the 'Impresario' were Ina Visage (Mrs Heartfelt), Barbara Veenemans (Miss Silverstone) and George Kok (Mr Buskin). All three have powerful and well-trained voices …"
 
 
 
DER TRINKENBOLT - 1967
 
 
Ook in 1967, sing Barbara een van die Furieë in Gluck se opera Der Trinkenbolt (Die Bekeerde Dronklap) in Afrikaans vertaal deur Jan Esterhuizen, saam met Ina Visagie as die ander Furie, Marita Knobel as Katharina, George Kok as Zipperlein, Louis van Heerden as Lucas en Joan Wilken as Marie. Walter Mony het die TRUK-orkes gedirigeer. Die regisseur was Xander Haagen en Jan van der Paauw het die dekor ontwerp.
 
M.O.D. van The Pretoria News skryf op 12 Oktober 1967 onder die opskrif LIGHT-HEARTED OPERAS AT AULA, die volgende resensie:
 
"… The two 'Furië', Barbara Veenemans and Ina Visagie … although having minor parts in this opera, impressed with the quality and flexibility of their voices, the former leaning towards the brilliant and the latter to richness of tone …"
 

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