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The Romanov Jewelry / Gitan des Gitans




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English Title: The Romanov Jewelry / Gitan des Gitans
Japanese Title: ロマノフの宝石/ジタン・デ・ジタン
Romanized Title: Romanofu no Houseki / Jitan de Jitan

Troupe: 1989-90
Year: Flower
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 6/30 - 8/8 (1989); Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 12/02 - 12/26; Chunichi Theater, 2/3 - 2/13 (1990)
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 7/18 (1989); Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 12/12

The Romanov Jewelry:

Author/Director: Masatsuka Haruhiko
Music By: Yoshizaki Kenji, Takahashi Kuni
Choreography: Sha Tamae
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director:

Gitan des Gitans:

Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Music By: Terada Takio, Takahashi Kuni
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Ieki Hiroshi, Shou Sumire
Conductor (Takarazuka): Okada Yoshiki
Conductor (Tokyo): Kitazawa Tatsuo

Cast

RoleCastShinjin Kouen Cast
OscarOoura Mizuki Yuuma Natsuki
SophiaHibiki Mito Hana Youko
Captain BergerAsaka Jun Kouju Tatsuki
Count WalterTakara Junko Takatsuki Shou
Countess WalterKitakouji Miho Natsume Kana
MamaTsukioka Chikage Kirihara Shouko
SchreiberIsono Chihiro Aika Mire
AngeloSegawa Kae (Grand Theater)
Anju Mira (Tokyo)
Makoto Tsubasa
CesarisRyou Mio Oomai Kaori
IsabelleMiori Yumino (Grand Theater)
? (Tokyo)
Moemi Serika
HannaKozue Manami Kousaka Chiaki
MariaMineoka Nachi Shino Yuka
AdolfAnju Mira (Grand Theater)
Yuuma Natsuki (Tokyo)
Takaragi Meri (Grand Theater)
Shibuki Jun (Tokyo)
CesareMaya Miki Shibuki Jun (Grand Theater)
Takaragi Meri (Tokyo)
Governor-GeneralMitsuya Nao Kurokawa Miyuki
Yonin Kaji Issei Tachibana Sae
SancyKagami Chitose Ootomo Reika
SublieutenantYukikaze Rei (Grand Theater)
? (Tokyo)
Natsushiro Rei
Oscar's ShadowMakoto TsubasaIori Naoka

Other Cast: Yuuma Natsuki, Asou Yumi, Shino Yuka, Hyou Yuuka, Yumeno Chikoto, Kurenai Kasumi, Oogi Chihiro, Asakaze Yuki, Shou Tsukasa, Takumi Hibiki, Hiroki Sachi, Yukino Marie, Natsushiro Rei, Shizuki Asato, Hama Shioka, Morotori Ai, Michi Akari, Shiraho Mari, Kazu Hiroki, Morina Miharu, Shiraki Ayaka, Shiokaze Kou, Sagano Yuri, Asaki Yui, Hatsukaze Midori, Himiya Reiko, Sagano Yuri, Futaba Karen, Kizuki Ayumu, Shihou Akeno

Grand Theater only: Segawa Kae, Miori Yumino, Yukikaze Rei, Kyou Maiko, Mika Sanami

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


The Romanov Jewelry


During the 1930s in Europe many people were leading dissolute lives in a political climate that had been unsettled by wars, rebellions, famines and the growth of Fascism.

The hero of this tale is Oscar, a man of noble Russian birth. Oscar, a member of the once ruling Romanov family, fled his homeland in the wake of the revolution. He lost not only his fortune but his home, his ancestral title and his family.

In the depths of despair he finds a spiritual reawakening from his miserable existence. Oscar's new philosophic view of life is, "I have lost everything. There is nothing left to lose. I myself, am my homeland. I myself, am my fortune. I will find whatever I need within myself."

In the brightness of his newly found freedom from mundane concerns, Oscar's warmth, gentleness and broadmindedness attract a band of his fellows who have shared similar losses and the accompanying despair. They look to Oscar as their natural leader and he welcomes all.

Oscar becomes a magician and his followers, the members of a circus. With the circus as a most convenient front, they rob the rich and powerful Fascist bourgeois and then distribute the spoils to the needy.

One day, a ring, an ancient heirloom of the Romanovs, is sold at an auction. The successful bidder, the Fascist Governor-General, presents it to his love, Sophia.

Unknown to the Governor-General, the ring bears a secret inscription which tells the location of the hidden Romanov fortune. Oscar and his band are determined to rob the beautiful Sophia of the Romanov ring.

Taking advantage of an upheaval in the town, Oscar first wins the friendship of Berger, one of the Governor-General's personal guards, next the confidence of Sophia's brother Angelo who is plotting the Governor-General's assassination, and finally the love of Sophia herself.

And so it comes to pass that the merry band of circus performers set off to seek the lost treasures of the Romanovs.



Gitan des Gitans


Scenes 1-3 Gitan des Gitans

A splendid overture opens the show. Gypsy travellers from a far-off moon gently land in a desert. The dry land reverberates with glorious songs and dances.

Le Gitan ~ Ooura Mizuki


Scene 4 Dream Hunter

A joyful riot of comical characters and costumes.

Gypsy Queens ~ Takara Junko, Kitakouji Miho, Tsukioka Chikage


Scenes 5-6 Fire Bird

A youth explores the remote reaches of India. He wanders in a mysterious world and fully indulges himself in its sensual pleasures. Love grows little by little until the perfect climax is attained. A gypsy group scatters into all corners of the sky. The youth goes in search of a loving Indian maiden and a fire bird.

Dam-dora ~ Asaka Jun
Ma-haru ~ Kozue Manami
Fire Bird (Man) ~ Segawa Kae
Fire Bird (Lady) ~ Shino Yuka
Twi-Garnu S (Man) ~ Isono Chihiro
Twi-Garnu S (Lady) ~ Miori Yumino


Scenes 7-9 Le Gitan

A youth, Le Gitan, journeys with his family peacefully until a wanderer, Le Dari, arrives on the scene bringing antagonism and hatred. Their once joyful world is now full of sorrow and bloodshed. Le Gitan and his family disappear from this world. Souls drift up into the sky. The red blood is replaced by white flowers.

Le Gitan ~ Ooura Mizuki
Le Dari ~ Maya Miki
Lilly ~ Hana Youko
Galo ~ Anju Mira


Scene 10 Strolling Performers

Gypsy artists show their many skills.

Gypsy Duke ~ Kaji Issei
Gypsy Baron ~ Tachibana Sae


Scenes 11-14 Fire Festival

In front of countless burning candles people crowd in to offer prayers. Gypsy folk from all corners of the globe gather to sing and dance. The excitement of the festival builds to a moving climax.

Le Gitan ~ Ooura Mizuki
White Maria ~ Hibiki Mito


Scenes 15-16 Miracle

A man, weary of the trials of this world, and a gypsy lass sing of the joy, the sorrow and the beauty of love. A miracle answers their song.


Ohro ~ Ooura Mizuki
Ji-ji ~ Hibiki Mito


Scenes 17 -18 Epilogue

A gypsy group first dances solemnly and then with increasing energy and abandon. A precision dance.


Scene 19 Memories



Scene 20 Grand Parade


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