2016 Sarasota Opera Production

January 30, February 4, 7, 10, 20, 23, 28, March 2, 5, 10, 13, 15, 19, 2016


Opera In Four Acts, Sung In Italian
Words by Antonio Ghislanzoni


Michelle Johnson as Aida and Leann Sandel-Pantaleo as Amneris

Michelle Johnson as Aida

Michelle Johnson as Aida, Jeffrey Beruan as the King, Young Bok Kim as Ramfis, Leann Sandel-Pantaleo as Amneris, and Jonathan Burton as Radamès.

Michelle Johnson as Aida and Leann Sandel-Pantaleo as Amneris



Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

Stephanie Sundine

Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon

Costume Coordinator

Howard Tsvi Kaplan

Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker

Hair And Make-Up Designer

Joanne Middleton Weaver 

Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman

Assistant Conductors

John F. Spencer IV, Kevin Miller

Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music

Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi


Production Created By Sarasota Opera





The King

Jeffrey Beruan 


Amneris, his daughter

Leann Sandel-Pantaleo  

Aida, an Ethiopian slave

Michelle Johnson


Radamès, the captain of the guard

Jonathan Burton

Ramfis, chief priest

Young Bok Kim

Amonasro, King of Ethiopia and Aida's father

Marco Nisticò

A messenger

Matthew Vickers*

* Studio Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists