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Stephen Baker Named Director of Marketing for Sarasota Opera Photo Stephen Baker Named Director of Marketing for Sarasota Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2021

Sarasota Opera Executive Director Richard Russell has announced the appointment of Stephen Baker as Director of Marketing. Baker was most recently the Director of Marketing and Audience Development for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota.

Sarasota Opera Safely and Successfully Concludes 62 Season With DIDO AND AENEAS Photo Sarasota Opera Safely and Successfully Concludes 62 Season With DIDO AND AENEAS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021

It is a story that couldn't be completely told until the final curtain fell. On Sunday, April 25th, 2021, Sarasota Opera concluded its 62nd season with a fully staged performance of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas to a live audience filling 20% of the seating capacity of the Sarasota Opera House.

All-Male THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Streams Worldwide This Week Photo All-Male THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Streams Worldwide This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021

Due to popular demand, Sasha Regan's smash hit all-male take on W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan's¬†THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE¬†returns to screens from tonight, Monday 29th¬†March ‚Äď Monday 5th April 2021.

Sarasota Opera Opens 62nd Season, Undeterred by Covid-19 Photo Sarasota Opera Opens 62nd Season, Undeterred by Covid-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021

On Friday, February 12th, Sarasota Opera opened its 2021 Winter Opera Festival with a fully staged production of Gioachino Rossini's The Happy Deception (L'inganno Felice) to a live audience filling 25% of the seating capacity of the Sarasota Opera House.

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2021 Winter And Spring Opera Festivals Photo Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2021 Winter And Spring Opera Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

Victor DeRenzi, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the casting for the 2021 Winter and Spring Opera Festivals.

Sasha Regan Makes West End Theatre Accessible for All With £25 Tickets to THE PIRATE Photo Sasha Regan Makes West End Theatre Accessible for All With £25 Tickets to THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020

For this weekend only there is a £25 ticket offer on all seats to Sasha’s award-winning all-male take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. The offer will run until Sunday 6th December at midnight.

Introducing the Cast of Sasha Regan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Photo Introducing the Cast of Sasha Regan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020

Introducing Sasha Regan's ALL-MALE THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE cast. They have boarded the pirate ship and are on route to the Palace Theatre for 2 nights, on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December. The ship is carrying a star crew of burly pirates and an abundance of lasses in petticoats and plenty of rum! What's not to love!

Sarasota Opera Announces Changes to 2021 Winter Opera Festival Photo Sarasota Opera Announces Changes to 2021 Winter Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020

Sarasota Opera announced a redesigned 2021 Winter/Spring Opera Festival that will include two operas that feature a smaller cast and orchestra to be presented in February and March, and a second two-opera season in April, both to a well-spaced audience and limited capacity.

 Sarasota Opera Adds Matinee To Fall Season Performances Photo Sarasota Opera Adds Matinee To Fall Season Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020

By popular demand, an additional ‚ÄúLive from the Sarasota Opera House‚ÄĚ concert featuring favorite opera selections by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Wagner, and Mozart, accompanied by piano, is now scheduled for Sunday, November 15th at 1:30 pm.

Marco Nisticò Named Artistic Administrator for Sarasota Opera Photo Marco Nisticò Named Artistic Administrator for Sarasota Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi announced that Marco Nisticò will become the new Artistic Administrator of Sarasota Opera beginning December 1, 2020. Mr. Nisticò will fill the position held by the recently deceased Greg Trupiano, who had worked for Sarasota Opera since 1987.

Sarasota Opera To Receive $50,000 CARES Act Grant From The National Endowment For The Photo Sarasota Opera To Receive $50,000 CARES Act Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020

Sarasota Opera has been approved for a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Fou Photo Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

Sarasota Opera has been awarded a $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant offers unrestricted funding to area arts organizations in support of their artistic mission.

Sarasota Opera Hits The Road With OperaMobile Photo Sarasota Opera Hits The Road With OperaMobile
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020

This week, Sarasota Opera launched its newest initiative to bring opera to the community in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency public health measures. OperaMobile's first ride featured performances by Soprano Hannah Brammer (Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Winter 2020) and Baritone Alex Boyd (Count Monterone in Rigoletto, Fall 2019) with Maestro Jesse Martins accompanying on piano.

Scott Guinn Named Director Of Development For Sarasota Opera Photo Scott Guinn Named Director Of Development For Sarasota Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020

Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi announced that Scott Guinn will become the new Director of Development beginning July 1, 2020.

Sarasota Opera Connects with the Community Online and On the Air Photo 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.

Sarasota Opera Will Immediately Suspend Performances Photo 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.

Sarasota Opera The Popular 'Artists Choice' Concert Next Week Photo 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.

A New Season of FAST N' LOUD Premieres March 30 Photo 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.

Sasha Regan's All-male Company Set Sail For Wilton's This April Photo 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.

Soprano Caitlin Crabill Will Now Sing the Role of Wally in Sarasota Opera's LA WALLY Photo 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.

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