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Sep. 06 2017

09/09/17 – La Gioconda @ 1pm – San Francisco Opera begins!

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San Francisco Opera

La Gioconda
Opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Based on the play “Angelo, Tyrant of Padua” by Victor Hugo

 

sung in Italian

The archival production of “La Gioconda” was recorded in 1979

CAST
PLACE AND TIME: Seventeenth-century Venice
*Role debut †U.S. opera debut
Conductor
Bruno Bartoletti

Barnaba Norman Mittelmann
La Gioconda Renata Scotto*
La Cieca Margarita Lilova
Zuane John Del Carlo
Isepo Tonio Di Paolo
Enzo Grimaldo Luciano Pavarotti*
Laura Adorno Stefania Toczyska
Alvise Badoero Ferruccio Furlanetto
A monk David Koch
A steersman Winther Andersen
A singer Boris Martinovich
Richard Halle
A voice John Glenister
James Meyer
Harlequin, first act Gary Chryst
Venus Martine van Hamel
Lord of Night Christian Holder
Harlequin Gary Chryst
Attendant of Venus Lisa Slagle
Sherri Parks

Production
Lotfi Mansouri
Designer
Zack Brown
Lighting Designer
Thomas J. Munn
Choreographer
Margo Sappington
Chorus Director
Richard Bradshaw
Musical Preparation
Sue Marie Peters
Prompter
Susan Webb
Costumes executed by
Barbara Matera, Ltd., New York

Photo: Ron Scherl/San Francisco Opera

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