Victor DeRenzi, conductor
The Battle of Legnano
As Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Sarasota Opera, Maestro DeRenzi has produced over 70 different operas, conducting close to 600 performances for Sarasota Opera. He 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 garner the company international attention as a place to experience rarely performed operatic works.