Il corsaro

 

2004 Sarasota Opera Production

March 6, 9, 11, 14m, 17, 21m, 27m

 

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Tragic Melodramma In Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On The Poem The Corsair By Lord Byron

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Nathaniel Merchant


Scenic Designer

Troy Hourie


Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

Jeff Davis


Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductors

Daniele Piattelli


Fight Director

Brian Robertson


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

Corrado, captain of the corsairs

Gabriel González


Giovanni, a corsair

Justin Petersen*


Medora, Corrado's young lover

Dara Rahming*

 

Gulnara, Seid's favorite slave

Barbara Quintiliani

 

Seid, Pasha of Coron

Joshua Benaim


Selimo, an Aga

Mark T. Panuccio*


Eunuch

Toffer Mihalka**


A Slave

Andrew Bidlack**

 

* Studio Artist
* Apprentice Artist

 

Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“Sarasota Opera has proven it is capable of world-class quality, and its audiences are coming to expect the best.”
—Gayle Williams, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

“Strong, idiomatic conducting by Sarasota’s artistic director Victor DeRenzi is the bedrock of Sarasota’s Verdi, and this Corsaro did not disappoint.”
—George Loomis, Financial Times

 

“Where else outside of Italy could you experience ObertoAlzira, and Il Corsaro?”
—John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times

 

“The company’s artistic director and guiding light was at his finest, drawing such committed and combustible playing from the Sarasota Opera Orchestra that one almost forgot this was a minor Verdi score.”
—Lawrence A. Johnson, Sun-Sentinel

 

Il Corsaro played to capacity for seven performances in the 1,000-seat opera house. Such support is the envy of regional companies that have trouble attracting an audience for anything but favorites such as La Bohème and Carmen.”
—Opera News

 

“The Sarasota production … makes one realise that the opera is entirely worthy of being restored to the standard Verdi repertory.”
—Tom Rosenthal, Opera Now

 

(Photos: Deb Hesser / Sarasota Opera)

 

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