Requiem Mass and Stabat Mater
2001 Sarasota Opera Performance
January 26 and 28
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Sarasota Opera Chorus
Roger L. Bingaman
Sarasota Opera Community Chorus
“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)