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Don Carlos

(Revised 4 Act Version in French)


2009 Sarasota Opera Production

March 7, 10, 15m, 19, 22m, 25, 28

Grand Opera In Four Acts, Sung In French
Words by Joseph Méry And Camille Du Locle
Based On The Play Don Carlos, Infant Von Spanien 

 By Friedrich Schiller

North American premiere of this version in French



Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

Stephanie Sundine

Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon

Costume Coordinator

Howard Tsvi Kaplan

Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker

Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard

Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman

Assistant Conductors

Michael Spassov, Gary Casity,

Richard Cordova, Audrey Saint-Gil

Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music

Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi


New Production Created By Sarasota Opera





Philippe II, King of Spain

Kevin Short

Don Carlos, Infante of Spain

Gustavo López Manzitti

Rodrigue, Marquis de Posa

Marco Nisticò

The Grand Inquisitor

Jeffrey Tucker

A Monk

Benjamin Gelfand*

Élisabeth De Valois

Reyna Carguill

The Princess Eboli

Stella Zambalis

Thibault, Page of Élisabeth De Valois

Maria D’amato*

A Celestial Voice

Jo Ellen Miller*

The Count Of Lerme

Brandon McReynolds*

A Royal Herald

Matthew Giebel*

Flemish Deputies

Evan Brummel*, Matthew Hanscom*

Bernard Holcomb*, Erik Kroncke*

Michael Scarcelle*, Michael Ventura*


* Studio Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists






“An epic production worthy of the major house Sarasota has become.”
—June LeBell, The Observer


“Sarasota’s Don Carlos is a stunning production that ought not to be missed.”
—Rex Hearn, Palm Beach Arts Paper


“Sarasota Opera has, once again, presented an opera from its Verdi series and, again this time, offered one of outstanding beauty and strength.”
—Chip Ludlow, Sun Newspapers


“A tour-de-force of riveting intensity.”
—Karyl Charna Lynn, Opera Now Magazine


(Photos: Richard Termine / Sarasota Opera)


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