Otello

 

2012 Sarasota Opera Production

March 3, 6, 11m, 14, 17, 22, 25m

 

Lyric Drama In Four Acts, Sung In Italian
Verses By Arrigo Boito
Based On The Play The Tragedy Of Othello,

The Moor Of Venice By William Shakespeare

 

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Stephanie Sundine


Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon


Costume Coordinator

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker


Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Youth Opera Chorus Master

Jesse Martins


Assistant Conductors

Michael Sakir, Tessa Hartle


Choreographer

Diane Partington


Fight Choreographer

Brian Robertson


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

 

Otello, a Moor, general of the Venetian fleet

Rafael Dávila / Mathew Edwardsen

 

Jago, an ensign

Sean Anderson

 

Cassio, platoon captain

Heath Huberg


Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman

Mathew Edwardsen/ Eric Bowden**

 

Lodovico, ambassador of the Venetian Republic

Jeffrey Beruan*


Montano, Otello's predecessor as governor of Cyprus

Stephen Fish*


A herald

Dimitrie Lazich*


Desdemona, Otello's wife

Maria D’Amato


Emilia, Iago's wife

Cynthia Hanna*

 

* Studio Artist

** Apprentice Artist

 

Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists
Sarasota Youth Opera

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“Blistering and beautiful.”
—Richard Storm, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

“It’s hard to imagine anything better than this immaculate production.”
—John Fleming, Opera News

 

“The production was all one could wish for.”
—Alan Becker, American Record Guide

 

“The finest Sarasota performance I’ve seen … one of the best Otello productions too.”
—David Shengold, Opera Magazine

 

(Photos: Rod Millington / Sarasota Opera)