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 La forza del destino

(Revised Version)


1996 Sarasota Opera Production

February 10, 13, 15, 18m, 23, 28, March 2m , 10, 14, 24


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Melodramma In Four Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave

With Revisions By Antonio Ghislanzoni
Based On The Play “Don Alvaro, O La Fuerza Del Sino” 

by Ángel Pérez De Saavedra, Duke Of Rivas

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Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

Michael Scarola

Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon

Costume Designer

Helen E. Rodgers

Lighting Designer

Joseph Oshry

Wigs And Make-Up Designers

Elsen Associates

Chorus Preparation

Elizabeth Hastings

Assistant Conductor

Elaine Rinaldi


Sabirjan Yapparov

Fight Choreographer

Jeff A.R. Jones

Opera Titles

Aria Productions

Surtitle Translation

Ray Chesin


New Production Created By Sarasota Opera




The Marquis Of Calatrava

James Wood

Donna Leonora, his daughter

Tamara Wright

Don Carlo di Vargas, his son

Lawrence Alexander / Theodore Lambrinos

Don Alvaro

Robin Reed

Preziosilla, a young Gypsy

Lorraine Disimone

Padre Guardiano, a Franciscan monk

Matthew Lau

Fra Melitone, a Franciscan lay brother

Stephen Eisenhard

Curra, Leonora's maid

Elizabeth Shammash*

An Alcade

Joel Jameson**

Trabuco, a muleteer 

Michael Hendrick

A Surgeon

Christopher Roselli**


* Apprentice Artist
**Studio Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists





“Powerfully fun.”
—John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times


“Sarasota Opera’s Destino a force to be reckoned with.”
—Virginia Page, Bradenton Herald


(Photos: Sarasota Opera)


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