Sarasota Opera Connects with the Community Online and On the Air Sarasota Opera Connects with the Community Online and On the Air
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020

Sarasota Opera fans know that nothing equals the thrill of a live performance. But since the company's 2020 Winter Opera Festival ended early due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the art of opera has continued online, and on the air, with a variety of creative efforts. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Will Immediately Suspend Performances Sarasota Opera Will Immediately Suspend Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020

Sarasota Opera will immediately suspend all performances of operas and other concerts and events as of March 13 in response to the current Coronavirus situation and following guidance of the City of Sarasota and state health officials. (more...)

Sarasota Opera The Popular 'Artists Choice' Concert Next Week Sarasota Opera The Popular 'Artists Choice' Concert Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

At 7:30 pm on Sunday, March 15th, a beloved tradition returns to the historic Sarasota Opera House, when principal artists a?" the stars of Sarasota Opera's productions a?" take the stage to perform their favorite songs, arias, and ensembles, accompanied by piano. Hear the beautiful Rigoletto quartet, Carmen's thrilling Seguidilla, a Korean Art Song, and many more special selections. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online at SarasotaOpera.org, by phone, or at the box office. The Winter Opera Festival continues through March 22 with performances of Puccini's La bohème, Gounod's Romeo & Juliet, Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, and Catalani's La Wally (opening March 7). For more information visit SarasotaOpera.org, call (941) 328-1300, or visit the box office at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. (more...)

A New Season of FAST N' LOUD Premieres March 30 A New Season of FAST N' LOUD Premieres March 30
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Discovery Channel is turning up the torque on Motor Mondays with a brand-new season of FAST N' LOUD, premiering Monday, March 30 at 10PM ET/PT. With builds bigger than ever before, Richard Rawlings' team wrestles with intricate projects, impossible deadlines and demanding standards while Gas Monkey Garage solidifies its elite status in the hotrod world. Throughout the season, Richard, Russell J. Holmes and the crew push the boundaries on some of the most complex builds the garage has ever taken on. The series is produced by Lionsgate's Pilgrim Media Group. (more...)

Sasha Regan's All-male Company Set Sail For Wilton's This April Sasha Regan's All-male Company Set Sail For Wilton's This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Hot off the Captain's table! There's just over a month until Sasha Regan's award-winning All-Male company docks at Wilton's Music Hall for another nautical adventure! The much-loved crew of All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE downs anchor at Wilton's from 15th April - 9th May before setting sail to Bath, Winchester, Cambridge and Exeter. (more...)

Soprano Caitlin Crabill Will Now Sing the Role of Wally in Sarasota Opera's LA WALLY Soprano Caitlin Crabill Will Now Sing the Role of Wally in Sarasota Opera's LA WALLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi have announced that soprano Caitlin Crabill will be performing the role of Wally for all performances of Sarasota Opera's production of Alfredo Catalani's La Wally, opening Saturday, March 7, 2020. Teresa Romano, who was originally scheduled to sing in the production, has withdrawn due to illness. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Opens 2020 Winter Opera Festival With Fanfare And Ceremony Sarasota Opera Opens 2020 Winter Opera Festival With Fanfare And Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

On Saturday, February 8, Sarasota Opera opened the 2020 Winter Opera Festival with a festive brass fanfare played from the outside balcony of the Opera House, followed by the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the completion of the Verdi Cycle. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2020-2021 Season Sarasota Opera Announces 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

An adventure around the world awaits with the 2020-2021 Sarasota Opera Season, as announced today at a press conference held at the Sarasota Opera House. Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Victor DeRenzi presided over the event and were joined by principal artists performing selected arias from the upcoming seasons' works. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Invites The Community To A Free Open House Next Week Sarasota Opera Invites The Community To A Free Open House Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm, the community is invited to visit Sarasota Opera House for a wide variety of free activities and offerings. Visitors can enjoy art songs, ensembles, and arias sung throughout the opera house, raffles, backstage tours, wig and makeup demonstrations, a display from the recent acquisition of approximately 30,000 historic opera costumes, special ticket offers, and complementary refreshments. Artists appearing in the upcoming Winter Opera Festival productions of La bohème, Romeo & Juliet, The Elixir of Love, and La Wally will be on hand to share the excitement of the season, themed a?oeLove is In the Air.a?? The festive event will conclude with a special performance on stage. For more information, visit SarasotaOpera.org, call (941) 328-1300, or visit the box office in person at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant From The Gulf Coast Community Foundation Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant From The Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Sarasota Opera has been awarded a $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant offers unrestricted funding to area arts organizations in support of their artistic mission. This year's Arts Appreciation Grant will help support Sarasota Opera's 2019/2020 Season, which marks the company's 61st year of presenting world-class opera on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Public Phase Of $40M Campaign And Acquisition Of Opera Costume Collection Sarasota Opera Announces Public Phase Of $40M Campaign And Acquisition Of Opera Costume Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Sarasota Opera Association, Inc. kicked off the final and public phase of a $40M comprehensive campaign and celebrated the acquisition of an historic collection of opera costumes from Toronto-based Malabar Ltd. at an event on October 8, 2019 at the Sarasota Opera House hosted by Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi. (more...)

BEETLEJUICE Added To Classic Movies At The Opera House Series to Screen October 4th BEETLEJUICE Added To Classic Movies At The Opera House Series to Screen October 4th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Sarasota Opera will present the Academy Award winning film a?oeBeetlejuicea?? as a late-season addition to their a?oeClassic Movies at the Opera Housea?? series. a?oeBeetlejuicea?? will start at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019. (more...)

Sarasota Youth Opera Fundraiser Welcomes New Partners And Returning Favorites, September 21 Sarasota Youth Opera Fundraiser Welcomes New Partners And Returning Favorites, September 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

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Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2019-2020 Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Victor DeRenzi, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the casting for the 2019-20 season at Sarasota Opera, welcoming back returning Sarasota audience favorites as well as introducing new artists for their company debuts. (more...)

Single Tickets For Sarasota Opera's 2019-20 Season On-Sale Online August 1st Single Tickets For Sarasota Opera's 2019-20 Season On-Sale Online August 1st
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Single tickets will go on sale exclusively ONLINE at SarasotaOpera.org Thursday, August 1st for the 2019-20 Season, which includes some of the company's most popular productions: Verdi's Rigoletto, Puccini's La bohème, and Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, as well as the return of two celebrated worksa?"Romeo & Juliet by Charles Gounod, and La Wally by Alfredo Catalani. (more...)

Sarasota Youth Opera Receives $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Sarasota Youth Opera Receives $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. (more...)

Sarasota Opera To Present 'Opera Composers In Song' Sarasota Opera To Present 'Opera Composers In Song'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

On Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm, the historic Sarasota Opera House will be filled with exquisite songs written by well-known opera composers. Soprano Elizabeth Tredent (the title roles in Rita and Susanna's Secret, Violetta in La traviata), tenor Matthew Vickers (Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Avito in The Love of Three Kings), and baritone Marco Nistico (Giorgio Germont in La traviata, Amonasro in Aida) will be accompanied on the piano by John F. Spencer IV. The program will represent a musical journey through time-from a Mozart song set to the words of Goethe to a song Richard Strauss composed as a gift to his wife the day before their wedding in 1894. The songs will be performed in their original languages of Italian, French, German, and Russian, with translations provided. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CCCT's ALL THE WAY Photo Flash: First Look at CCCT's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents All the Way, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's "action-packed, thoroughly gripping…jaw-dropping political drama" (Variety) about the first year of Lyndon Johnson's presidency plays April 12 through May 5 at CCCT. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

Ed Asner And Tovah Feldshuh To Appear In Concert Reading Of THE SOAP MYTH At The Sarasota Opera House Ed Asner And Tovah Feldshuh To Appear In Concert Reading Of THE SOAP MYTH At The Sarasota Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

The Sarasota Opera House, in conjunction with the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation, will present a reading of The Soap Myth, starring Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00pm. Originally presented off-Broadway in 2012, The Soap Myth, written by Jeff Cohen and directed by Pam Berlin, is set more than 50 years after the end of World War II, and dramatizes the warm friendship that develops between a young Jewish journalist and a cantankerous Holocaust Survivor on a crusade about including "soap" in Holocaust museums - Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of murdered Jews? Along the way the play grapples with the pernicious evil of antisemitism masquerading as Holocaust denial. The Soap Myth asks provocative questions like "Who has the right to write history?" and "How does a survivor survive surviving?" (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents ALL THE WAY Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast for its upcoming production of All the Way, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's "action-packed, thoroughly gripping…jaw-dropping political drama" (Variety) about the first year of Lyndon Johnson's presidency plays April 12 through May 5 at CCCT. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org. (more...)

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