The Gondoliers

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or The King of Barataria by Gilbert and Sullivan. Opera/musical? Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900). Text by Sir William Schwenk Gilbert (1836-1911).

Performance history in South Africa

A student production was staged from 24 September to 5 October 1991 at the Wits Theatre by the 'School of Dramatic Arts, BADA' (?) (according to the programme of the production). Produced by University of the Witwatersrand, School of Music/Performing Arts Administration and 'endowed' by the 'JODS Trust'. Directed by Conrad Haikes. Set designed by Robert Joseph. Costume design by Paul Roumanoff. Wits orchestra conducted by Professor Walter Mony. Vocal supervision by Joyce Barker. Choreography by Wally Green. Stage manager: Candy Barrett. Cast: The Duke of Plaza Toro, a grandee of Spain - David White Luiz, his attendant - Charles Kusner Don Alhambra de Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor - David Horsfall Marco Palmieri - Rodney Sandwith Giuseppe Palmieri - Adam Kirkaldy; Steven Dippenaar Antonio (Gondoliers) - Jacques Jacobs Franceso - Andrew Thackwray Giorgio - Nico Smith Annibale - Robin Brady The Duchess of Plaza Toro - Ronel Brand; Marilyx Stafford-Meyer Casilda, her daugther - Jessica Chalmers; Gaby Joseph Gianetta - Alice Rajuili; Barbara Shapiro Tessa (Contadine) - Natalie Lotkin; Orna Shifren Fiametta - Deena Isserow Vittoria - Nicky Venter Giulia - Beverley Chettoa Inez, the King's Foster Mother - Marilyx Stafford-Meyer; Nicky Restall. Members of the Company: The above and Janet Archbell Karina Constantine Dianne Egerton Dena Kopenhager Dianne van der Westhuizen Catherine Wilmot Tony de Beer Lomon de Jager Bruce Gearing

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