Rigoletto

 

2008 Sarasota Opera Production

March 1, 4, 9m, 12, 15m, 20, 26, 30, April 4, 11, 13

 

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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


Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductors

Kristen Kemp, Michael Spassov


Choreographer

Diane Partington


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Stephanie Sundine

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

The Duke Of Mantua

Rafael Dávila


Rigoletto, his Court Jester

Michael Corvino


Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter

Erica Strauss


Sparafucile, a hired Assassin

Jeffrey Tucker


Maddalena, his sister

Blythe Gaissert*


Giovanna, Gilda’s attendant

Candra Marshall**


The Count Of Monterone

Jonathan Carle


Marullo, a cavalier

Evan Brummel*


Matteo Borsa, a courtier

Lawrence Jones*


The Count Of Ceprano

Jonathan Kimple*


The Countess, his wife

Amanda Joy Mcdonald**


A Court Usher

Joseph P. Ryan**


Page to the Duchess

Sara Petrocelli**

 

* Studio Artist
**Apprentice Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“Especially memorable in the production of Rigoletto were the magnetic tensions struck and fully maintained by baritone Michael Corvino and tenor Rafael Davila as the licentious Duke of Mantua, whose bold, forceful voice was just as adept at painting his lustfulness as in his false pleas of love.”

– Herman Trotter, American Record Guide

 

“The production was heaven…”

– Karyl Charna Lynn, Opera Now

 

(Photos: Richard Termine / Sarasota Opera)