Build-Your-Own-5 2020

Opera Theater : Sat 3/7/20 7:30PM - Fri 3/20/20 7:30PM

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Build-Your-Own-5 2020

Enjoy maximum flexibility when you choose the Build Your Own 5-opera subscription. This series includes all four 2020 Winter Opera Festival productions, plus the 2019 Fall Opera Season production.


Pick your dates for the following operas:

Verdi’s Rigoletto
Puccini’s La bohème
Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet
Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love
Catalani’s La Wally



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La Wally Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:30PM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:30PM   ·   More Info »
La Wally

NEW PRODUCTION

Love Hurts

In a village in the Tirolean alps, Wally chooses love over family. However, with a cruel bet, the man of her dreams breaks her heart, igniting a chain of events that leads to tragedy.

Opera in four acts
Music by Alfredo Catalani
Libretto by Luigi Illica
Performed in Italian with English translations above the stage
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 19 minutes including one intermission


CONDUCTOR Victor DeRenzi
STAGE DIRECTOR Stephanie Sundine
SCENIC DESIGNER Steven C. Kemp
COSTUME DESIGNER Howard Tsvi Kaplan
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ken Yunker
CHORUS MASTER Jesse Martins

CAST
WALLY Teresa Romano*
HAGENBACH Rafael Davila
GELLNER Sean Anderson
WALTER Jessica Sandidge
AFRA Lisa Chavez
IL PEDONE Ricardo Lugo
STROMMINGER Young Bok Kim


* Sarasota Opera debut

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



The Elixir of Love Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:30PM - Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:30PM   ·   More Info »
The Elixir of Love

Love Is Intoxicating

Nemorino’s love is unwavering, but Adina won’t give him a second glance. All is saved by Dulcamara’s love potion—or is it?

Melodramma in two acts
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Felice Romani
Performed in Italian with English translations above the stage

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 19 minutes including one intermission


CONDUCTOR John F. Spencer IV
STAGE DIRECTOR Marco Nisticò
SCENIC DESIGNER Roger Hanna
COSTUME DESIGNER Howard Tsvi Kaplan
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ken Yunker
CHORUS MASTER Jesse Martins

CAST
ADINA Adelaide Boedecker
NEMORINO Geoffrey Agpalo*
BELCORE John Viscardi*
DOCTOR DULCAMARA Stefano de Peppo


* Sarasota Opera debut

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



La boheme Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:00PM - Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
La boheme

Love Is Fragile

Almost two centuries ago in Paris’ Latin Quarter, a love affair flourishes, withers and dies in Puccini’s romantic portrayal of bohemian life.

Opera in four scenes
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Performed in Italian with English translations above the stage

Running time: Approximately 3 hours including two intermissions


CONDUCTOR Victor DeRenzi
STAGE DIRECTOR Mark Freiman
SCENIC DESIGNER David P. Gordon
COSTUME COORDINATOR Howard Tsvi Kaplan
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ken Yunker
CHORUS MASTER Jesse Martins

CAST
MIMÌ Anna Mandina
RODOLFO William Davenport
MARCELLO Filippo Fontana
COLLINE Young Bok Kim
MUSETTA Jessica Sandidge*


* Sarasota Opera debut



Rigoletto Friday, November 1, 2019 7:30PM - Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:30PM   ·   More Info »
Rigoletto

Love Is Dangerous

A protective father. A lecherous Duke. A naive girl discovers that love isn’t always true. One of Verdi’s greatest works returns to Sarasota Opera.

Melodrama in three acts
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed in Italian with English translations above the stage
Running time: Approximately 3 hours including two intermissions


CONDUCTOR Victor DeRenzi
STAGE DIRECTOR Stephanie Sundine
SCENIC DESIGNER David P. Gordon
COSTUME DESIGNER Howard Tsvi Kaplan
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ken Yunker
CHORUS MASTER Lindsay Woodward

CAST
RIGOLETTO Marco Nisticò
DUKE OF MANTUA William Davenport
GILDA Hanna Brammer
SPARAFUCILE Young Bok Kim
MADDALENA Annie Chester


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

We are pleased to be performing with the outstanding musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra during our 2019 Fall Season. For more information about the Sarasota Orchestra, visit sarasotaorchestra.org.



Romeo and Juliet Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:30PM - Friday, March 20, 2020 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Romeo and Juliet

Love Is Forever

In this story – immortalized by the genius of William Shakespeare and overflowing with the melodies of Charles Gounod – young lovers purse their great passion to the grave.

Opera in five acts
Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Performed in French with English translations above the stage

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including two intermissions


CONDUCTOR Anthony Barrese
STAGE DIRECTOR Martha Collins
SCENIC DESIGNER Peter Dean Beck
COSTUME COORDINATOR Howard Tsvi Kaplan
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ken Yunker
HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGNER TBA
CHORUS MASTER Jesse Martins

CAST
JULIET Hanna Brammer
ROMÉO Andrew Surrena
MERCUTIO Matthew Hanscom
FRÈRE LAUREN Ricardo Lugo






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