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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



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





Paolo Albiani

Lawrence Alexander



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





“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)


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