The original text
Based on the Hungarian novel Saffi by Moritz (Mór) Jokai, it was first performed in the Theater an den Wien in Vienna on 14 October, 1884.
Translations and adaptations
The title and libretto translated into English as The Gypsy Baron by Ruth and Thomas Martin.
Performance history in South Africa
1962: Performed by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in the .
1988: Performed by the School of Music of the University of the Witwatersrand in The Wits Theatre in May and June, Directed by Dawie Coezyn, directed by Walter Mony with voice coaching by Joyce Barker, musical supervision by Michael Strauss, designs by Paul Roumanoff and choreography by Wally Green. The stage director was Johan Kupferburger. The production was endowed by the JODS Trust.
Programme of the 1988 production by the Wits School of Music.
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