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La Gioconda

The new production of "La Gioconda" was made possible through the generosity of a friend of the San Francisco Opera and a gift from the San Francisco Opera Guild

La Gioconda

(in Italian)

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

Conductor Bruno Bartoletti

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

Barnaba La Gioconda La Cieca Zuane Isepo Enzo Grimaldo Laura Adorno Alvise Badoero A monk A steersman A singer

Norman Mittelmann Renata Scotto* Margarita Lilova John Del Carlo Tonio Di Paolo Luciano Pavarotti* Stefania Toczyska Ferruccio Furlanetto David Koch Winther Andersen Boris Martinovich Richard Halle John Glenister James Meyer

A voice

Harlequin, first act Venus Lord of Night Harlequin Attendant of Venus

Gary Chryst Martine van Hamel Christian Holder Gary Chryst Lisa Slagle Sherri Parks


*Role debut

  • U.S. opera debut

PLACE AND TIME: Seventeenth-century Venice

Friday, September 7 1979, at 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 12 1979, at 7:30 PM Sunday, September 16 1979, at 12:30 PM Friday, September 21 1979, at 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 25 1979, at 8:00 PM Saturday, September 29 1979, at 8:00 PM

Act I -- Piazzetta of San Marco Act II -- Aboard the Dalmatian ship Hecate Act III, Scene 1 -- A room in Alvise's palace Scene 2 -- Great hall in the Ca d'Oro Act IV -- A ruined palace on the island of Giudecca

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