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Opera Under the Stars with Rachel Querreveld & Roberto Borgatti

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Soprano Rachel Querreveld & Baritone Roberto Borgatti  sing together for an unforgettable evening of opera under the stars.

Rachel Querreveld is a versatile performer with credits spanning Operatic and Musical Theater repertoire. She has been praised for her “excellent soprano“ (Cape Cod Times) and her unique “type of singing we don’t hear so much anymore – it’s beautiful” (Cape News). Some recent credits include: La Traviata (Annina), The Interaction Effect (Enid), The Red Mill (Gretchen), Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), The Magic Flute (Papagena), Ainadamar (La Niña), and Suor Angelica (La Cercatrice). She appears frequently as a featured soloist with the Athena Foundation NYC at venues including Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and Swing 46. Ms. Querreveld is elated to be returning to the stage as the Soprano for The Opera Orlando Studio in their VivaVerdi! Season 2021-2022 in operas such as La Traviata, Rigoletto, Un Giorno di Regno and more! She holds degrees in Operatic and Vocal Performance from The Manhattan School of Music (MM) and the University of Miami, Frost School of Music (BM).

With a “voice that thrills” and a “captivating stage presence,” Borgatti has proven a favorite for NYC opera audiences as well as those who attended his performance at The Reserve Retreat (Sarasota) in November.

 Accompanying the duo on piano is Jesse Martins, a conductor, pianist, and voice coach who has extensive experience working with all types of singers from children to experienced professionals. 

Since joining the music staff of Sarasota Opera in 2011, he has been integrally involved in all aspects of the company’s musicmaking. He conducted Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (2019), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (2021), and in the upcoming season will conduct Donizetti’s La fille du régiment. Maestro Martins was the Chorus Master & Head of the Apprentice Program during the 2020 Winter Festival and has performed as pianist in many concerts for the company and throughout the area. 

As Youth Opera Music Director for Sarasota Opera, Maestro Martins has conducted the world premiere of Rachel J. Peters’ Rootabga Country, the U.S. premiere of Dean Burry’s The Secret World of OG, Britten’s The Little Sweep, Dean Burry’s The Hobbit, Krása’s Brundibár and was the associate conductor for the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. He also co-wrote, in collaboration with Martha Collins, and conducted two works for the Sarasota Youth Opera: Raise Up Your Voice – Intolerance Through The Voices of Children, and Let’s Put on an Opera. As part of the music staff Martins was the cover conductor for Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, and L’italiana in Algeri, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Eugene D’Albert’s Tiefland, Catalani’s La Wally, and Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona. 

Maestro Martins has worked extensively as a coach in his native Brazil, New Zealand, and now the Sarasota Opera and area. 

Tickets are $30 and are available through Eventbrite. Only 60 tickets will be sold.


The Reserve Retreat

1322 North Tamiami Trail




United States


December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm