Les Vêpres siciliennes

 

1994 Sarasota Opera Production 

March 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 26

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Grand Opera In Five Acts, Sung In French
Poetry By Eugène Scribe And Charles Duveyrier
North American Premiere of Verdi's original french text.

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

John Basil


Scenic Designer

Jeffrey W. Dean


Sets

Sarasota Opera


Costume Designer

Helen E. Rodgers


Lighting Designer

Adam Macks


Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Dennis Bergevin And Jeffrey Frank


Choreographer

Sabirjan Yapparov


Chorus Preparation

John Keene


Assistant Conductor

Gabriel Guimarães


Surtitle Translation

Victor DeRenzi

 

 

Cast

 

Thibault

Ronald Naiditch*

 

Robert

Michel Desbiens*

 

Lord De Béthune

Steven Condy

 

Count Vaudemont

David Ward*

 

Daniéli

Brian Scott*


Duchess Hélène

Mary Katherine McNamara


Ninetta

Nancy Ortez

 

Guy De Montfort

Ping Yu


Henri

Barton Green / Douglas Wunsch


Procida

James Butler


Mainfroid

Eric T. Dillner**

 

* Studio Artist
** Apprentice Artist

 

Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“Les Vepres came across exactly as what it is—A great opera.”
—Tim Smith, Sun-Sentinel

 

“Magnificent Verdi music, sung and played in the best traditions of grand opera, took the Sarasota Opera stage brilliantly.”
—Virginia Page, Bradenton Herald

 

“DeRenzi and company offered an admirable performance… with resilient playing from the pit orchestra and a cast of strong principal singers.”
—Kurt Loft, The Tampa Tribune

 

(Photos: Sarasota Opera)