The Gypsy Baron: October 1971
by Johann Strauss. Original Book by Ignatz Schnitzer
Set in Hungary in the 18th Century, this is the colourful story of the marriage of a landowner (returned from exile) and a gypsy girl who is revealed as the daughter of a Turkish Pasha, and the rightful owner of hidden treasure. It involves a fortune-telling Romany Queen, an absurdly self-important Mayor, a rascally Commissioner, a Military Governor, a band of gypsies and a troop of Hussars. Theatrically very effective and musically superb.
Produced by Charles Pole