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Simon Boccanegra

(Original Version)

  1992 Sarasota Opera Production 

March 13, 17

 

Melodramma In A Prologue And Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Libretto By Francesco Maria Piave 
Based On The Play By Antonio Garcia Gutierrez

North American premiere

 

1/8

Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

John Basil


Scenic Designer

Peter Dean Beck


Costume Designer

Helen E. Rodgers


Lighting Designer

Adam Macks


Wigs And Make-Up Designers

Dennis Bergevin And Jeffrey Frank


Chorus Preparation

John Keene


Assistant Conductor

Susan Miller Hult


Opera Titles

Aria Productions


Surtitles Translation

Eddie Lew

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

Paolo Albiani

Lawrence Alexander

 

Pietro

Matthew Lau


Simon Boccanegra

Kim Josephson

 

Jacopo Fiesco

Valentin Peytchinov

 

Amelia Grimaldi

Phyllis Treigle

 

Gabriele Adorno

Louis Langelier


A Servant

Eric Thomas*

 

* Apprentice Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

“Sarasota Opera’s uniformly outstanding performances show it to be clearly one of America’s outstanding regional companies.”
—Byron Belt, The Star-Ledger

 

“Entertaining and enjoyable … A thrilling performance.”
—John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times

 

“This was Verdi as his music should be done, incendiary and passionate.”
—Peter Jacobi, Herald-Times

 

(Photos: Sarasota Opera)