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

1/5

Conductor

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

 

 

Cast

 

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

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“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)