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

 

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Conductor

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

 

 

Cast

 

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

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“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)