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Victor DeRenzi, conductor

La traviata
Manon Lescaut

As Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Sarasota Opera, Maestro DeRenzi has produced over 100 different operas, conducting over 700 performances for Sarasota Opera. The completion of the 28-year Verdi Cycle in March 2016 makes him the only conductor to have led all of Verdi's operas, choral and orchestral works.

Maestro DeRenzi has devoted much of his career to building the company while continuing to conduct nationally and internationally, most notably with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Toledo and New Orleans operas. He has also conducted in Hong Kong, Nice, the Canary Islands, and many Canadian cities.

Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle and American Classics Series, both DeRenzi initiatives, consistently garnered the company international attention as a place to experience rarely performed operatic works.