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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


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


Diane Partington

Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi





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






“…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


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