I masnadieri

 

2006 Sarasota Opera Production

February 25, 28, March 2, 5m, 8, 11, 18m

 

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Tragic Opera In Four Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Andrea Maffei
Based On The Play Die Räuber By Friedrich Schiller

 

Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Martha Collins


Scenic Designer

Troy Hourie


Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

James Leitner


Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductors

Lisa Hasson, Richard Cordova


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

Amalia, an orphan niece of the Count

Asako Tamura

 

Massimiliano, the Count Moor, regent

Young-Bok Kim


Carlo, Massimiliano's son

Todd Geer


Francesco, Massimiliano's son

Michael Corvino


Arminio, chamberlain to the family of the regent

Chad A. Johnson


Moser, a pastor

Mark Freiman


Rolla, Carlo's companion

Andrew Bidlack*

 

* Studio Artist

 

Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentices

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“DeRenzi led his orchestral and vocal forces with the brilliance we’ve come to expect.”
—June LeBell, The Observer

 

“An impassioned, robust reading of one of the composer’s lesser-known works. Is there a better Verdi conductor in the country than Victor DeRenzi? That’s unlikely. His tautly focused direction, lyric lilt and rhythmic subtlety offer an annual seminar in Verdi conducting.”
—Lawrence A. Johnson, Sun-Sentinel

 

“A rousing new production.”
—Christine Gransier, L’Opera (Italy)

 

(Photos: Deb Hesser / Sarasota Opera)