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Il trovatore


1993 Sarasota Opera Production 

February 6, 9, 11, 14, 19, 26, March 6, 9, 13


Melodramma In Four Parts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Salvadore Cammarano
With Additions By Leone Emmanuele Bardare
Based On The Play By Antonio Garcia Gutierrez


Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

Bruce Donnell

Scenic Designer

Boyd Ostroff


Syracuse Opera

Costume Coordinator

Helen E. Rodgers

Lighting Designer

Adam Macks

Wigs And Make-Up Designers

Dennis Bergevin And Jeffrey Frank

Chorus Preparation

John Keene

Assistant Conductor

Michael Franciosi

Opera Titles

Aria Productions

Surtitle Translation

Ray Chesin





Thomas Sandri



Connie L. Coffelt*


Phyllis Treigle / Colette Rice

Count de Luna

Ping Yu


William Joyner


Nancy Ortez

An Old Gypsy

Andrew Parks*

A Messenger

Mark Hale*


Robert Dirstein*


* Apprentice Artist



Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists






“…musically solid and sung with vitality by a strong cast of principals... The end effect is a tightly woven package full of theatrical flair and bold lyricism.”                    

– Kurt Loft, The Tampa Tribune


“…a production that excites the audience to quite a frenzy… high energy levels and carefully executed technical excellence from all hands…”           

– Virginia Page, The Bradenton Herald


“With four excellent singers in the principal roles, it was a model of operatic art.”

– John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times


“…an admirable performance.”                                  

– F. Warren O’Reilly, American Record Guide


(Photos: Sarasota Opera)


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