Stiffelio

 

2005 Sarasota Opera Production

February 19, 22, 24, 27m, March 2, 5, 12m

 

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Opera In Three Acts, Sung In Italian
Poetry By Francesco Maria Piave
Based On The Play Le Pasteur, ou L’Évangile et le foyer 

By Émile Souvestre And Eugène Bourgeois

 

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Conductor

Victor DeRenzi


Stage Director

Brian Robertson


Scenic Designer

Troy Hourie


Costume Designer

Howard Tsvi Kaplan


Lighting Designer

James Leitner


Wigs And Make-Up Designer

Georgianna Eberhard


Chorus Master

Roger L. Bingaman


Assistant Conductors

Lisa Hasson, John Ballerino


Surtitle Supplier

Words For Music


Surtitle Translator

Victor DeRenzi

 

New Production Created By Sarasota Opera

 

 

Cast

 

Stiffelio, a Protestant minister

Todd Geer / Dinyar Vania


Lina, his wife, Stankar's daughter

Marie-Adele McArthur


Stankar, elderly colonel and Count of the Empire

Tim Mix


Raffaele, nobleman of Leuthold

Vincent Wolsteiner


Jorg, an elderly minister

Brian Jauhiainen

 

Federico di Frengel, cousin of Lina

Dinyar Vania* / Percy Martinez**

 

Dorotea, cousin of Lina

Susan Nelson*

 

* Studio Artist

** Apprentice Artist


Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists

 

 

Reviews

 

 

“Sarasota Opera is three for three with more hits on its hands than the Boston Red Sox. If there were a World Series of opera, there’s little doubt who’d be in the playoffs.”
—June LeBell, The Observer

 

“A gem.”
—John Fleming, Opera News

 

“An outstanding production of Verdi’s rarely performed Stiffelio.”
—Chip Ludlow, Venice Gondolier

 

“Sarasota Opera soars with Verdi’s fascinating Stiffelio.”
—Lawrence A. Johnson, Sun-Sentinel

 

(Photos: Deb Hesser / Sarasota Opera)