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2000 Sarasota Opera Production

March 11, 14, 16, 19m, 22, 26


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Lyric Tragedy In A Prologue And Two Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Salvadore Cammarano
Based On The Tragedy Alzire, ou Les Américains By Voltaire


Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

James Furlong

Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon

Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan

Lighting Designer

Barry Steele

Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Elsen Associates

Chorus Preparation

Roger L. Bingaman

Assistant Conductor

John Di Costanzo

Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music

Surtitle Translation

Victor DeRenzi


New Production Created By Sarasota Opera




Alvaro, Governor of Peru

David Langan

Gusmano, his son

William Andrew Stuckey

Ovando, a Spanish leader

Daniel Cafiero*

Zamoro, Chief of a Peruvian tribe

Matthew Kirchner

Ataliba, Chief of a Peruvian tribe

Daniel Cole*

Alzira, his daughter

Suzanne Balaes

Zuma, Alzira's maid

Jacqueline Venable

Otumbo, a warrior

Charles Reid


* Studio Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentices 






“It is possible that the composer never experienced a better performance of it than Sarasota’s.”
—Roger Steiner, Crítica Internacional


“It’s probably safe to say that Sarasota Opera’s production of Alzira is definitive.”
—John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times


“Sarasota Opera is like a treasure chest where many gems may be found.”
—Chip Ludlow, Venice Gondolier


“With a vocally gifted cast of vigorous young singers, the opera makes a surprisingly dramatic impact.”
—Florence Fisher, Sarasota Herald Tribune


(Photos: Sarasota Opera


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