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The latest news on performances of Opera in Sarasota.

Sarasota Opera Celebrates 60th Season With Diamond Anniversary Concert And Dinner Photo Sarasota Opera Celebrates 60th Season With Diamond Anniversary Concert And Dinner
by Julie Musbach - March 18, 2019

On Friday April 5, 2019, Sarasota Opera will present a concert and dinner in commemoration of their 60th season of bringing world-class opera to Florida's Gulf Coast....
Sarasota Opera Welcomes Back NABUCCO For The First Time Since 1995 Photo Sarasota Opera Welcomes Back NABUCCO For The First Time Since 1995
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2019

Amidst a setting of ancient times, Nabucco-king of Babylon-conquers the Hebrews, destroys their holy temple of Solomon and takes them into captivity. Meanwhile, his daughters Fenena and Abigaille both yearn for the forbidden affection of the Israelite Ismael. Her love unrequited, Abigaille is obsess...
BWW Review: TURANDOT at Sarasota Opera Photo BWW Review: TURANDOT at Sarasota Opera
by Carolan Trbovich - February 14, 2019

Sarasota Opera Celebrates 60th Diamond Anniversary Opening With A Brilliant Production of Turandot...
Sarasota Opera Welcomes Back NABUCCO For The First Time Since 1995 Photo Sarasota Opera Welcomes Back NABUCCO For The First Time Since 1995
by Julie Musbach - February 12, 2019

Amidst a setting of ancient times, Nabucco-king of Babylon-conquers the Hebrews, destroys their holy temple of Solomon and takes them into captivity. Meanwhile, his daughters Fenena and Abigaille both yearn for the forbidden affection of the Israelite Ismael. Her love unrequited, Abigaille is obsess...
Sarasota Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Sarasota Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - February 05, 2019

Sarasota Opera announced its 2019-2020 Fall and Winter Festival Seasons today at a press conference held on the Sarasota Opera House main stage in Sarasota, Florida. Artistic director and principal conductor Victor DeRenzi and executive director Richard Russell presided over the event and were joine...
Sarasota Opera Opens 2019 Winter Festival With Puccini's Majestic Turandot Photo Sarasota Opera Opens 2019 Winter Festival With Puccini's Majestic Turandot
by A.A. Cristi - January 22, 2019

Three riddles stand between love and death in Giacomo Puccini's last and most majestic opera, as Turandot returns to the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00pm. The passionate tale of intrigue and mystery is based on an age-old Persian fairy tale and set in legendary Peking. Th...
Sarasota Opera Opens 60th Season on February 9th Photo Sarasota Opera Opens 60th Season on February 9th
by Julie Musbach - January 08, 2019

Sarasota Opera will celebrate its 60th Season when the 2019 Winter Opera Festival opens on February 9th with Puccini's Turandot. The festival will continue with Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Nabucco, and the premiere of a rare and delightful comic double bill: Donizetti's Rita (Two Men and a Wom...
Sarasota Opera Extends Call For SUPERS Photo Sarasota Opera Extends Call For SUPERS
by A.A. Cristi - November 06, 2018

Sarasota Opera is seeking a number of enthusiastic, outgoing men to volunteer as supernumeraries, or "supers", the non-singing and non-speaking extras in the opera productions for its 2019 Winter Festival Season. Age range for these characters is from young adult to 65. The "super" roles are for men...
Sarasota Youth Opera Will Warm Hearts With Benjamin Britten's THE LITTLE SWEEP Photo Sarasota Youth Opera Will Warm Hearts With Benjamin Britten's THE LITTLE SWEEP
by A.A. Cristi - October 23, 2018

On November 3rd and 4th, Sarasota Youth Opera will present a revival of their acclaimed production of Benjamin Britten's charming opera The Little Sweep, last seen in 2013. The Opera will be preceded by a prologue created especially for Sarasota Youth Opera by conductor and Youth Opera Music Directo...
Sarasota Opera Opens 11th Season With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Photo Sarasota Opera Opens 11th Season With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by A.A. Cristi - October 22, 2018

Sarasota Opera will open its 11th fall season on October 26th with the return of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera The Barber of Seville, last seen in 2014. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in...
Sarasota Opera Names Lana Mullen as New Communications Coordinator Photo Sarasota Opera Names Lana Mullen as New Communications Coordinator
by Julie Musbach - October 12, 2018

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Lana Mullen as Communications Coordinator. With a lifelong love of opera and classical music, Ms. Mullen is combining her many years of experience in the communication arts and non-profit worlds with the art form she loves so well. The former ...
Giuseppe Verdi Returns to His American Home at Sarasota Opera with His First Great Su Photo Giuseppe Verdi Returns to His American Home at Sarasota Opera with His First Great Success, NABUCCO
by Julie Musbach - October 02, 2018

The last time Sarasota Opera performed Nabucco, the work that solidified Verdi's reputation as an opera composer, was in 1995. The production was part of the company's historic 28-year Verdi Cycle, a feat that made Sarasota Opera the only company in the world to have performed all of Verdi's music. ...
Individual Tickets For Sarasota Opera's 60th Anniversary Season On Sale Today Photo Individual Tickets For Sarasota Opera's 60th Anniversary Season On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2018

On Today, September 4th, 2018-the day after Labor Day-individual tickets for the 60th Anniversary Season will go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office. To commemorate this milestone, the 2018-19 season will revive some of the company's most successful productions while also continuing the traditi...
Individual Tickets For Sarasota Opera's 60th Anniversary Season On Sale 9/4 Photo Individual Tickets For Sarasota Opera's 60th Anniversary Season On Sale 9/4
by A.A. Cristi - August 28, 2018

On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018-the day after Labor Day-individual tickets for the 60th Anniversary Season will go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office. To commemorate this milestone, the 2018-19 season will revive some of the company's most successful productions while also continuing the tradi...
Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival Photo Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed c...
Sarasota Opera Announces New Concert Series Debuting In May Photo Sarasota Opera Announces New Concert Series Debuting In May
by A.A. Cristi - March 26, 2018

Sarasota Opera is set to launch a new program this spring with a series of summer concerts entitled Sarasota Opera House PRESENTS. This series will bring Sarasota audiences musical performances of American standards, jazz, rock, bluegrass, country, and more....
Sarasota Opera Announces New Concert Series Debuting In May Photo Sarasota Opera Announces New Concert Series Debuting In May
by A.A. Cristi - March 20, 2018

Sarasota Opera is set to launch a new program this spring with a series of summer concerts entitled Sarasota Opera House PRESENTS. This series will bring Sarasota audiences musical performances of American standards, jazz, rock, bluegrass, country, and more....
Sarasota Opera Announces 60th Festival Season Photo Sarasota Opera Announces 60th Festival Season
by A.A. Cristi - February 02, 2018

Sarasota Opera will celebrate its 60th anniversary season in 2018/2019 as it announced today at a press conference held on the main stage of the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota, FL. The event was overseen by Maestro Victor DeRenzi, artistic director and principal conductor, and Richard Russell, Exe...