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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



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





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






“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)


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