Il trovatore

 

2014 Sarasota Opera Production

February 8, 12, 16m, 22, 25, 27, March 2m, 7, 14, 22

 

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Dramma In Four Parts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Salvadore Cammarano
With Additions By Leone Emmanuele Bardare
Based On The Play El Trovador By Antonio García Gutiérrez

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Stephanie Sundine


Scenic Designer

Michael Schweikardt


Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker


Make-Up & Hair Designer

Sue Sittko Schaefer


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductors

John F. Spencer IV, Tessa Hartle


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

 

The Count de Luna

David Pershall


Leonora

Reyna Carguill


Azucena

Margaret Mezzacappa


Manrico

Kirk Dougherty


Ferrando

Jeffrey Beruan


Ines

Tania Maria Rodriguez*


Ruiz

Thorsteinn Árbjörnsson*


An old gypsy

Blake Hudson**


A messenger

Jared Esguerra**

 

* Studio Artist

** Apprentice Artist

 

Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

"This tale is unfolded through some of the most glorious, tune-filled music Verdi gave us, so, for three or so hours, we are able to suspend our sense of reality and allow ourselves to be enveloped in sheer sound.

Sarasota Opera is one of the few important companies in the country that delivers opera the way the composer envisioned it when it was first written. How do we know what Verdi wanted? Victor DeRenzi, the company’s artistic director and conductor, is a Verdi scholar and he’s gone back in time, figuratively speaking, to unearth original concepts, stagings, costumes, scenery and style. If you want to see and hear an opera as the composer intended it at the time he wrote it, Sarasota Opera is the place to be."

- June LeBell, Your Observer

 

"As is his wont, DeRenzi led an assured performance that stressed the beauty and expressivity of Verdi’s music and let its fervor take care of itself." 

- George Loomis, Classical Voice America

 

(Photos: Rod Millington / Sarasota Opera)