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Michelle Johnson, soprano, will perform the title role of Aida (Jan. 30 to March 19). She previously performed last season as Élisabeth in "Don Carlos."

Sarasota Opera announces cast and creative team for last year of the Verdi Cycle

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Michelle Johnson, soprano, will perform the title role of Aida (Jan. 30 to March 19). She previously performed last season as Élisabeth in "Don Carlos."

Victor DeRenzi, maestro and artistic director of the Sarasota Opera, will conduct "La bohème," "Aida" and "The Battle of Legnano."

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Victor DeRenzi, maestro and artistic director of the Sarasota Opera, will conduct "La bohème," "Aida" and "The Battle of Legnano."

Marco Nisticò, baritone, will play Amonasro in "Aida." (Jan. 30 to March 19). Previously appeared in "Don Carlos" and "Rigoletto" for the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Marco Nisticò, baritone, will play Amonasro in "Aida." (Jan. 30 to March 19). Previously appeared in "Don Carlos" and "Rigoletto" for the Sarasota Opera.

Young Bok Kim, bass, will play the roles of Ramfis in "Aida" and Federico Barbarossa in "The Battle of Legnano." He previously performed in "Don Carlos" and "Jérusalem."

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Young Bok Kim, bass, will play the roles of Ramfis in "Aida" and Federico Barbarossa in "The Battle of Legnano." He previously performed in "Don Carlos" and "Jérusalem."

Jonathan Burton, tenor, will play the role of Radames in "Aida" (Jan. 30 to March 19). He previously performed in "Don Carlos" and "Turandot" for the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Jonathan Burton, tenor, will play the role of Radames in "Aida" (Jan. 30 to March 19). He previously performed in "Don Carlos" and "Turandot" for the Sarasota Opera.

Leann Sandel-Pantaleo, mezzo soprano, will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Amneris in "Aida" (Jan. 30 to March 19).

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Leann Sandel-Pantaleo, mezzo soprano, will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Amneris in "Aida" (Jan. 30 to March 19).

Jeffrey Beruan, bass, will play the King of Egypt in "Aida" and Don Fernando in "Fidelio." He previously performed in "Jérusalem" and "Il trovatore" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Jeffrey Beruan, bass, will play the King of Egypt in "Aida" and Don Fernando in "Fidelio." He previously performed in "Jérusalem" and "Il trovatore" at the Sarasota Opera.

Jennifer Black, soprano, will play Lida in "The Battle of Legnano" (Feb. 27 to March 18). Sarasota Opera premiere.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Jennifer Black, soprano, will play Lida in "The Battle of Legnano" (Feb. 27 to March 18). Sarasota Opera premiere.

Todd Thomas, baritone, will play Rolando in "The Battle of Legnano" (Feb. 27 to March 18). Thomas performed in "Tosca" and "Attila" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Todd Thomas, baritone, will play Rolando in "The Battle of Legnano" (Feb. 27 to March 18). Thomas performed in "Tosca" and "Attila" at the Sarasota Opera.

Harold Wilson, bass, will play both Rocco in "Fidelio" and Marcovaldo in "The Battle of Legnano." Previously performed in "The Flying Dutchman" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Harold Wilson, bass, will play both Rocco in "Fidelio" and Marcovaldo in "The Battle of Legnano." Previously performed in "The Flying Dutchman" at the Sarasota Opera.

Martín Nusspaumer, tenor, will make his Sarasota Opera debut with the roles Rodolfo in "La bohème" and as Arrigo in "The Battle of Legnano."

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Martín Nusspaumer, tenor, will make his Sarasota Opera debut with the roles Rodolfo in "La bohème" and as Arrigo in "The Battle of Legnano."

Kara Shay Thomson, soprano, will play Leonore in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13 to March 11). Thomson previously performed in "Tosca" and "Vanessa" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Kara Shay Thomson, soprano, will play Leonore in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13 to March 11). Thomson previously performed in "Tosca" and "Vanessa" at the Sarasota Opera.

Michael Robert Hendrick, tenor, plays Florestan in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13. to March 11). Previously appeared in "Pagliacci" and "Of Mice and Men" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Michael Robert Hendrick, tenor, plays Florestan in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13. to March 11). Previously appeared in "Pagliacci" and "Of Mice and Men" at the Sarasota Opera.

Sean Anderson, baritone, will play Don Pizarro in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13 to March 11). Perviously performed in "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Of Mice and Men."

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Sean Anderson, baritone, will play Don Pizarro in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13 to March 11). Perviously performed in "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Of Mice and Men."

Vanessa Isiguen, soprano, will play Marzelline in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13 to March 11). Sarasota Opera premiere.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Vanessa Isiguen, soprano, will play Marzelline in "Fidelio" (Feb. 13 to March 11). Sarasota Opera premiere.

Jennifer Townshend, soprano, will play Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte." Previously appeared in "Don Carlos" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Jennifer Townshend, soprano, will play Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte." Previously appeared in "Don Carlos" at the Sarasota Opera.

Heath Huberg, tenor, will play Ferrando in "Così fan tutte." He previously appeared in "Jérusalem" and "The Pearl Fishers" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Heath Huberg, tenor, will play Ferrando in "Così fan tutte." He previously appeared in "Jérusalem" and "The Pearl Fishers" at the Sarasota Opera.

Corey Crider, baritone, will play Guglielmo in "Così fan tutte." He previously appeared in "A King for a Day" at the Sarasota Opera.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Corey Crider, baritone, will play Guglielmo in "Così fan tutte." He previously appeared in "A King for a Day" at the Sarasota Opera.

Shirin Eskandani, mezzo soprano, will play Dorabella in "Così fan tutte." This is her Sarasota Opera debut.

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Shirin Eskandani, mezzo soprano, will play Dorabella in "Così fan tutte." This is her Sarasota Opera debut.

Jessica Rose Cambio, soprano, will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Mimì in "La bohème" (Oct. 30 to Nov. 17).

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Jessica Rose Cambio, soprano, will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Mimì in "La bohème" (Oct. 30 to Nov. 17).

Angela Mortellaro, soprano, will play the roles of Musetta in "La bohème" and Despina in "Così fan tutte." She previously performed at the Sarasota Opera in "Die Fledermaus" and "Hansel and Gretel."

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Angela Mortellaro, soprano, will play the roles of Musetta in "La bohème" and Despina in "Così fan tutte." She previously performed at the Sarasota Opera in "Die Fledermaus" and "Hansel and Gretel."

Craig Irvin, baritone, will make his Sarasota Opera debut as Marcello in "La bohème" by Giacomo Puccini (Oct. 30 to Nov. 17).

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Craig Irvin, baritone, will make his Sarasota Opera debut as Marcello in "La bohème" by Giacomo Puccini (Oct. 30 to Nov. 17).

Marcello Cormio will conduct "Così fan tutte" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Feb. 6 to March 12).

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Marcello Cormio will conduct "Così fan tutte" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Feb. 6 to March 12).

Eckhart Wycik will conduct "Fidelio" by Ludwig von Beethoven (Feb. 13 to March 11).

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015 |

Eckhart Wycik will conduct "Fidelio" by Ludwig von Beethoven (Feb. 13 to March 11).

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