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Requiem Mass and Stabat Mater


2001 Sarasota Opera Performance
January 26 and 28


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall



Victor DeRenzi


Tamara Acosta


Malin Fritz


Philip Webb


Lawrence Long


Sarasota Opera Orchestra

Sarasota Opera Chorus

Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Key Chorale

Chorus Master

Daniel Moe


Sarasota Opera Community Chorus

Chorus Master

Michael Haigler






“When it comes to Verdi, you can count on Sarasota Opera and its artistic director, Victor DeRenzi, to do something special.” 

– John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times


"Combining the massive vocal resources of the Key Chorale, the Sarasota Opera Chorus and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, created an awesome effect. Add to that the impassioned conducting by Victor DeRenzi of his favorite composer's work and you have a stunning performance."

- Florence Fisher, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


"'Awesome" is a word with few valid applications. But none other comes close to describing the effects of the Sarasota Opera's Jan. 26 and 28 presentation of Verdi's "Requiem." In this instance, even "awesome" seems to fall short of the mark. Possibly the best way to describe the event is to say that was a once in a lifetime experience."

- Jan Findley, Venice Gondolier


"Sarasota Opera delivers impressive Verdi's 'Requiem' on anniversary."

- Donald Thompson, The Herald


(Photo: Sarasota Opera)


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