DIE SIGEUNERBARON - 1979
 
 
In April 1979 vertrek Barbara na Bloemfontein om die rol van Saffi in Johann Strauss se operette Die Sigeunerbaron in Afrikaans vir SUKOVS te sing. Die vertaling is deur Bosman de Kock gedoen. Die openingsaand was op 18 April 1979 in die Bloemfonteinse Stadskouburg. Vandaar het hulle op toer vertrek na Welkom, Kroonstad en Sasolburg, en het 'n totaal van 16 opvoerings gesing.
 
 
Die rolverdeling was soos volg:
 
Gé Korsten - Sándor Barinkay
Barbara Veenemans - Saffi
Øystein Liltved - Zsupan
Evelyn Dalberg - Czipra
Hans van Heerden - Graaf Canero
Zandi Casan - Arsena
Ferdi Uphof - Ottokar
Ravonne Swart - Mirabella
Bruce Halliwell - Graaf Homony
Henti Claasen - Istvan
Calvyn le Roux - Pali
Regie - David Mathesson
Dirigent - Christopher Fifield
Kostuums - James Parker
Dekor - Gloria Lovegrove
 
Margaret van der Post skryf in haar resensie met die opskrif DELIGHTFUL START TO OPERA SEASON:
 
" … The opening of the 1979 PACOFS opera season with The Gipsy Baron received spontaneous and enthusiastic applause from a packed house at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday night. It was a spectacular and delightful evening's entertainment with a star-studded cast. … Barbara Veenemans portrayed the part of Saffi with sincerity. What a lovely, ringing top register she has! … "

 

 

Barbara Veenemans en Ge Korsten in
Die Sigeunerbaron vir Sukovs, 1979
 
 
 
 

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