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I due Foscari


2008 Sarasota Opera Production

March 22, 25, 27, 30m, April 2, 6, 13m


Lyric Tragedy In Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On The Play The Two Foscari By Lord Byron


Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

Martha Collins

Scenic Designer

Jeffrey W. Dean

Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan

Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker

Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard

Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman

Assistant Conductors

Kristen Kemp, Michael Spassov

Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music

Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi


New Production Created By Sarasota Opera





Francesco Foscari, Doge of Venice, an octogenarian

Marco Nisticò

Jacopo Foscari, his son

Benjamin Warschawski

Lucrezia Contarini, Jacopo's wife

Reyna Carguill

Jacopo Loredano, member of the Council of Ten

Jeffrey Tucker

Barbarigo, senator, member of the Junta

Aaron Logan*

Pisana, Lucrezia's friend and confident

Jo Ellen Miller*

An Officer of the Council Of Ten

Lázaro Calderón*

Servant of the Doge

John Paul Huckle**


* Studio Artist

** Apprentice Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists






“Edge-of-the-seat excitement.”
— Opera Today


“This season’s I due Foscari offered blazing advocacy … an eloquent case for the opera.”
—Lawrence A. Johnson, Opera Magazine


“Gripping tension and achingly beautiful music … seethed with poignancy and tension.”
—Karyl Charna Lynn, Opera Now Magazine


(Photos: Richard Termine / Sarasota Opera)


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