Rigoletto

 

2012 Sarasota Opera Production

October 26, 28m, November 1, 3, 7, 12m

 

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Melodramma In Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On The Play Le Roi s’amuse By Victor Hugo

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Stephanie Sundine


Scenic Designer

David P. Gordon


Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

Ken Yunker


Hair & Make-Up Designer

Anne Ford-Coates / Elsen Associates, Inc.


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductor

Kristen Kemp, Michael Sakir


Choreographer

Diane Partington


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

 

Cast

 


The Duke of Mantua

Hak Soo Kim


Rigoletto, his court jester

Marco Nisticò


Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter

Eleni Calenos


Sparafucile, a hired assassin

Young Bok Kim


Maddalena, his sister

Heather Johnson


Giovanna, Gilda’s attendant

Leah Kaye Serr*


The Count Of Monterone

Matthew Hanscom**


Marullo, a cavalier

Kevin Wetzel**


Matteo Borsa, a courtier

Jon Jurgens*


The Count Of Ceprano

Jeffrey Beruan**


The Countess, his wife

Lindsay Barche*


A court usher

William Roberts*


Page to the duchess

Meaghan Elizabeth Heath*

 

* Apprentice Artist
** Studio Artist

 

Sarasota Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice And Studio Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“…an extraordinarily impactful Rigoletto… musically very satisfying.”

– Gayle Williams, The Herald Tribune

 

“And this Rigoletto… was well sung and well staged.”

– June LeBell, The Observer