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Sarasota Opera Podcast

November 25, 2020
Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi reflect on our recently completed Fall Season of concerts and play some selected highlights.

 

November 11, 2020
Hear selections from Turandot, La bohème, and The Magic Flute as Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi speak with soprano Anna Mandina and tenor Andrew Surrena, who will be performing in this weekend’s "Live from Sarasota Opera" concerts.

 

October 28, 2020
From Venice, Italy! Baritone Filippo Fontana talks to Richard Russell and Victor DeRenzi about his career and his experience performing in Italy during COVID.

 

October 14, 2020
Hear Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's birthday by talking about some of the things that make him Italy's greatest opera composer.

 

September 30, 2020
Listen to Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell talk with Marco Nisticò about his career as a singer, and his transition to a stage director and now an administrator.

 

September 2, 2020
Listen to Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi with special guest mezzo-soprano Lisa Chavez, a Sarasota Opera regular whose career also has included performances with Opera San Jose and the world premiere of Stonewall with New York City Opera. The interview will feature excerpts from Lisa’s performances of Carmen and Nabucco with Sarasota Opera, and more. 

 

August 19, 2020
Listen to Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi, with special guest Kevin Short, who made his debut at Sarasota Opera in 1991, most recently appeared with us as Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco, and has sung with major opera companies in the U.S. and Europe. 

 

August 5, 2020
Listen to Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi, with special guest Rafael Davila discussing his career at Sarasota Opera and elsewhere, and his recent "socially-distanced" performances of Tosca

 

July 22, 2020
The Verdi Cycle brought international attention to Sarasota Opera. Listen to Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi for remembrances and excerpts.

 

July 8, 2020
Listen to Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi discuss with special guests Martha Collins, stage director, and Maestro Jesse Martins of Sarasota Youth Opera.