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La traviata


1998 Sarasota Opera Production

February 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 28, March 5, 8, 13, 19, 22


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Melodramma In Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On The Play La Dame aux camélias 

By Alexandre Dumas, fils


Victor DeRenzi

Stage Director

Darko Tresnjak

Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon

Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan

Lighting Designer

Barry Steele

Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Elsen Associates

Chorus Preparation

Elizabeth Hastings

Assistant Conductor

John Di Costanzo



Christopher Fleming

Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music

Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi


New Production Created By Sarasota Opera





Violetta Valéry

Suzanne Balaes

Flora Bervoix

Svetlana Furdui


Kathryn Moore*

Alfredo Germont

Paul Hartfield

Giorgio Germont, his father

David Templeton

Gastone, Viscount of Letorieres

Georges Nolen*

Barone Douphol

Stephen Eisenhard

Marquis D’Obigny

Vito DeFilippo*

Doctor Grenvil

Shawn Roy

Giuseppe, Violetta's servant

Dennis Delgado**

A Messenger

Isaac Miller**


Nina Rauch, Beth Beasley


* Studio Artist

** Apprentice Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentices






“The voices of the whole company are strong—as is the acting.”
—Cari Johnson, Sarasota Arts


“Rousing Traviata opens opera season… sumptuous opening night.”
—Florence Fisher, Sarasota Herald Tribune


“A superlative production, a fresh look at a welcome favorite.”
—Herman Baar, The Longboat Observer


“A gloriously glamorous production of Verdi’s La traviata”
—Kenneth Blount, Venice Gondolier


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