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Rigoletto

 

1989 Sarasota Opera Production 

February 4, 7, 9, 12m, 17, 24, March 4

 

Opera In Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Libretto By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On A Play By Victor HugoLe Roi s’amuse

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Alexia Kolias


Scenic Designer

Sormani


Sets By

Stivanello


Costume Designer

Helen Rodgers


Lighting Designer

Donald Edmund Thomas


Make-Up And Hair

Charles Elsen Associates


Chorus Preparation

Susan Miller Hult


Assistant Conductor

Michael Franciosi


Opera Titles

Aria Productions


Surtitle Translation

Ray Chesin

 

 

Cast

 

 

Duke Of Mantua

Dennis Petersen


Borsa

John Weber*

 

Countess Ceprano

Christine Akre**


Rigoletto

Darren Nimnicht


Marullo

Jeffrey Ambrosini*


Count Ceprano

Kevin Glavin*


Monterone

David Corman*


Sparafucile

Franco Bertacci


Gilda

Mi Hae Park


Giovanna

Kathleen Sommers**


Page

Belinda Bronaugh**


Usher

Michael Alhonte**


Maddalena

Bronwyn Thomas*

 

* Studio Artist
**Apprentice Artist


The Florida Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“Sheer pleasure of seeing and hearing this masterpiece in an intimate theater … ”
—John Rockwell, New York Times

 

“Informative, artistically stimulating and just plain fun.”
—Tim Smith, Sun-Sentinel

 

“A glorious Rigoletto.”
—Nancy Konseko, The Bradenton Herald

 

(Photos: Sarasota Opera)