Thursday, October 11, 2012

RIGOLETTO: Behind The Scenes

The singers have arrived and rehearsals for Sarasota Opera's fall production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO are in full swing.  We thought you would enjoy a little sneak peek behind the scenes.  Here are some photos taken in rehearsal this week. 

Baritone Marco Nistico will make his role debut as Rigoletto this season. 

Greek Soprano Eleni Calenos will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Rigoletto's faithful daughter, Gilda. 

Stage director, Stephanie Sundine, works with Marco on staging.
Mezzo soprano Heather Johnson has returned to Sarasota Opera to sing the role of the seductive Maddalena. 
Tenor Hak Soo Kim also has returned to sing the role of the licentious Duke of Mantua. 

Hak Soo Kim singing through the bravura aria "La donna e mobile".
Working on the famous Act III Quartet. 
Gilda and Rigoletto reacting to what they see happening inside the house.

Maddalena and The Duke
The final offense that pushes Rigoletto to crave revenge. 
There will be 6 performances of RIGOLETTO opening October 26th and running through November 12th.  Don't miss our cast of stellar artists as they bring Verdi's characters and music to life on stage.  For more information and tickets, go to or call the box office at (941) 328-1300.  

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