I Lombardi alla

prima crociata

 

2011 Sarasota Opera Production

February 26; March 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 20

 

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Dramma Lirico In Four Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry by Temistocle Solera
Based on the epic poem by Tommaso Grossi

 

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Martha Collins


Scenic Designer

Jeffrey W. Dean


Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker


Wigs & Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductors

Gary Casity, Jamison Livsey


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 


Part I


Arvino, son of Folco, Lord Of Rò

Mathew Edwardsen


Pagano, son of Folco, Lord Of Rò

Kevin Short


Viclinda, Arvino’s wife

Lindsay Ohse*


Giselda, Arvino’s daughter

Abla Lynn Hamza


Pirro, Arvino’s squire

Benjamin Gelfand


The Prior Of The City Of Milan

Heath Huberg*

 

Part II


Acciano, tyrant of Antioch

Jeffrey Beruan*


Oronte, his son

Rafael Dávila


Arvino, leader of the Lombard Crusaders

Mathew Edwardsen


Giselda, his daughter

Abla Lynn Hamza


Sofia, Acciano’s wife, a secretly converted Christian

Sarah Larsen*


Pirro, renegade

Benjamin Gelfand


A hermit

Kevin Short

 

* Studio Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“If big exciting music with great singing is your thing, I Lombardi is your ticket to opera heaven.”
—June LeBell, The Observer

 

“A musically impressive performance.”
—Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times

 

“Sarasota Opera offered a rousing performance of I Lombardi making a case that this opera deserves to be rescued from the fringes of the repertoire.”
—Lawrence A. Johnson, Opera Magazine

 

(Photos: Rod Millington / Sarasota Opera)