Sarasota Opera unveils casting for fall production

Staff Report
Christopher Bozeka and Hanna Brammer, who were seen in Sarasota Opera’s production of Rossini’s “Il signor Bruschino,” will return for a fall production of “The Silken Ladder.”

The fall Sarasota Opera season is still weeks away, but single tickets are now on sale.

As it eases back into production amid a coronavirus surge, the company is starting small, following the style of the winter and spring productions that featured limited casts and orchestras.

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The season will open with the rarely seen one-act comic “The Silken Ladder” by Rossini, running Oct. 29-Nov. 13. It follows two other early Rossini works that were featured in the winter and spring seasons. Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi will conduct the production and Stephanie Sundine will be the stage director.

Several returning singers will be featured in the production, including soprano Hanna Brammer, tenor Christopher, baritones Alexander Boyd and Sean Anderson.

The company said it has not completed casting for the Winter Opera Festival because of challenges of auditioning during COVID. But the company plans to present four major productions that were originally scheduled for the 2021 season.

The winter season opens Feb. 12-March 19 with Puccini’s popular “Tosca,” followed Feb. 19-March 18 with Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment,” George Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers,” running March 5-19 before closing with Verdi’s “Attila,”  March 12-22. 

For ticket information and more details: 941-328-1300; sarasotaopera.org