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Madama Butterfly

From her little house on a hill overlooking the Nagasaki port, with a little boy at her side, Butterfly awaits the return of her beloved. Three years earlier, at the tender age of fifteen, she married Pinkerton, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, and now he’s returned to break her heart. Filled with Puccini’s most expansive melodies, Madama Butterfly is at the top of a very short list of most performed and best loved operas of all times.

Running time: 2 hours and 55 minutes with two intermissions

CAST
Cio-Cio-San Joanna Parisi
Suzuki Laurel Semerdjian
B.F. Pinkerton Antonio Corianò
Sharpless César A. Méndez Silvagnoli

CREW
Conductor Victor DeRenzi
Stage Director John Basil
Scenic Designer David P. Gordon
Costume Coordinator Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Lighting Designer Ken Yunker
Chorus Master Roger L. Bingaman


Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Tue 2/28/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Sun 3/5/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Fri 3/10/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Sun 3/12/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Fri 3/17/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Tue 3/21/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly


The Italian Girl in Algiers

Lindoro’s attempts to escape Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, have all been in vain. To top it off, he is now faced with a hand-me-down bride instead of his beloved, Isabella, who has gone missing. But a unique turn of events brings Isabella right where she needs to be to save her lost fiancé. And she knows exactly what to do to get them out of this bind.

Running time: 2 hours and 52 minutes with one intermission

CAST
Isabella Tara Venditti
Lindoro Hak Soo Kim
Taddeo Bruno Taddia
Mustafà Harold Wilson

CREW
Conductor Anthony Barrese
Stage Director Mark Freiman
Scenic Designer Michael Schweikardt
Costume Designer Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Lighting Designer Ken Yunker
Chorus Master Roger L. Bingaman


Sun 2/26/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Italian Girl in Algiers
Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Italian Girl in Algiers
Wed 3/8/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sat 3/18/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Italian Girl in Algiers
Sat 3/25/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Italian Girl in Algiers


Concerts at Noon

Experience tomorrow’s talent first hand as our Apprentice Artists perform in these hour-long concerts.
Limited seating: first come, first served.


Fri 3/3/17 12:00PM Sarasota Opera House Concert at Noon
Fri 3/10/17 12:00PM Sarasota Opera House Concert at Noon


Dialogues of the Carmelites

Set during the French Revolution’s infamous “Reign of Terror,” follow the story of Blanche de la Force as she dedicates her life to God’s service by joining a Carmelite order. As the story unfolds, the revolution threatens to destroy all that’s most sacred to the nuns. Blanche’s journey will lead her to learn the true meaning of faith.


CAST
Blanche de la Force Sandra Lopez
Madame de Croissy Lisa Chavez
Madame Lidoine Michelle Johnson
Mother Marie of the Incarnation Olivia Vote

CREW
Conductor David Neely
Stage Director Martha Collins
Scenic Designer Robert Little
Costume Coordinator Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Lighting Designer Ken Yunker
Chorus Master Roger L. Bingaman


Come early and enjoy a pre-show introduction hosted by a member of the Sarasota Opera music staff 45 minutes before all Dialogues of the Carmelites performances. FREE with your opera ticket. Felding Hall (in the back of the Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt Courtyard.)


Sat 3/4/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Dialogues of the Carmelites
Tue 3/7/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Dialogues of the Carmelites
Sun 3/12/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Dialogues of the Carmelites
Wed 3/15/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Dialogues of the Carmelites
Sat 3/18/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Dialogues of the Carmelites
Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Dialogues of the Carmelites


Covers at Three

Peterson Great Room, Sarasota Opera House

Studio Artists who are understudying principal roles on the main stage will sing excerpts from this season’s operas.


Fri 3/10/17 3:00PM Peterson Great Room Covers at Three


The Love of Three Kings

One of opera’s most passionate stories has music to match in this early twentieth century masterpiece. Forced to marry Manfredo, the son of the man who conquered her country, Princess Fiora’s heart belongs to Avito. The two lovers have been meeting in secret, but they are playing a dangerous game, as the blind King Archibaldo grows suspicious.


CAST
Fiora Elizabeth Tredent
Avito Matthew Vickers
Manfredo Marco Nisticò
Archibaldo Kevin Short

CREW
Conductor Victor DeRenzi
Stage Director Stephanie Sundine
Scenic Designer David P. Gordon
Costume Designer Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Lighting Designer Ken Yunker
Chorus Master Roger L. Bingaman


Come early and enjoy a pre-show introduction hosted by a member of the Sarasota Opera music staff 45 minutes before all The Love of Three Kings performances. FREE with your opera ticket. Felding Hall (in the back of the Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt Courtyard.)


Sat 3/11/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Love of Three Kings
Tue 3/14/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Love of Three Kings
Thu 3/16/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Love of Three Kings
Sun 3/19/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Love of Three Kings
Wed 3/22/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Love of Three Kings
Sun 3/26/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Love of Three Kings


Artists Choice Concert

A Sarasota Opera tradition! Principal and studio artists will perform their choice of the best of opera and song, with piano accompaniment.


Sun 3/19/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Artists Choice Concert


Spring Opera Spectacular

All things must come to an end—including the opera season—so let’s make it unforgettable! Before we close the Winter Opera Festival, hear your favorite arias and ensembles featuring the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Chorus and soloists under the direction of Maestro DeRenzi.


Sun 3/26/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Spring Opera Spectacular

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