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1997 Sarasota Opera Production

March 8, 11, 13, 16m, 19, 22m

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Dramma Lirico in four acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On The Play Hernani By Victor Hugo


Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

John Hoomes

Scenic Designer

Jeffrey W. Dean

Costume Coordinator

Jan Finnell

Lighting Designer

Barry Steele

Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Elsen Associates

Chorus Preparation

Elizabeth Hastings

Assistant Conductor

Elaine Rinaldi

Surtitles Provided By

Bayshore Opera Translations

Surtitle Translation

Lindley L. BeckerT.J. Scott


New Production Created By Sarasota Opera





Ernani, the bandit

Philip Webb

Don Carlo, King of Spain

Igor Emelianov

Don Ruy Gomez De Silva, a Spanish grandee

Ding Gao

Elvira, his niece and betrothed

Tamara Wright Acosta

Giovanna, her nurse

Maureen Tye*

Don Riccardo,the King's equerry

Dallas W. Bono*

Jago, Don Ruy's equerry

Luiz-Ottavio Faria*


* Studio Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentices






“A sumptuous and spectacular production of Verdi’s Ernani”
—Venice Gondolier


“The audience, delighted with music they could hum, and Verdi’s stand-and-deliver arias, received this unfamiliar opera enthusiastically.”
—Florence Fisher, Sarasota Herald Tribune


(Photo: Sarasota Opera)


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