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Sun 5/28/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Jewels - Ballet Film



One of showbusiness's most classic and beloved tales performed by The Sarasota Academy of the Arts.
Tickets on sale starting March 29, 2017.

HD at the Opera House
Sun 6/4/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Marriage/Figaro - Opera Film
Sun 6/11/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Tristan and Isolde-Opera Film
Sun 6/18/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House La forza del destino - Film
Sun 6/25/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Dream - Ballet Film
Sun 7/2/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Macbeth - Theater Film
Sun 7/9/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Macbeth - Opera Film
Sun 7/16/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Madama Butterfly - Opera Film
Sun 7/23/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Show Boat - Theater Film
Sun 7/30/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Love's Labours Lost - Film
Sun 8/6/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Otello - Opera Film
Sun 8/13/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Swan Lake - Ballet Film
Sun 8/20/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Cavalleria/Pagliacci - Film
Sun 8/27/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Faust - Opera Film
Sun 9/10/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Abduction from Seraglio-Film


Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
Enjoy a showcase performance by the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School's talented national and international young dancers performing ballet classics and exciting new works at the Student Showcase at 2:00 pm.

Experience a remarkable, one-night-only performance, On Stage at 7:00 pm! Featuring selections from many ballet classics and exciting new works performed by national and international young dancers including special guests:

· Francois Llorente former soloist of Ballet Nacional de Cuba
· Francisco Serrano of The Royal Ballet
· Kalle Sascha Wigle of The Royal Swedish Ballet

Tickets on sale May 15, 2017.
Sat 7/29/17 2:00PM Sarasota Opera House Student Showcase
Sat 7/29/17 7:00PM Sarasota Opera House On Stage


Tales of a Lovable Thief
A showcase of lovable, endearing tales of Krishna, one of the most revered and popular Hindu divinities, comes to life with a colorful performance presented by Sai Nrityalaya School for Dance. The performers will take you on a journey through the playful life of an irrepressible child, a terrible prankster, an enchanting flute player, an irresistible lover, and a man who left a broken heart in every home.
Tickets on sale starting June 1, 2017
Sat 8/26/17 6:00PM Sarasota Opera House Tales of a Lovable Thief


A Taste of Downtown

Already a Sarasota Opera tradition—now in its 4th year—A Taste of Downtown showcases some of the best downtown Sarasota restaurants, who come together in a celebration of food and wine. The event benefits our Youth Opera program, and takes place at the Sarasota Opera House.

Tickets: $65 per person


Sat 9/9/17 1:00PM Sarasota Opera House A Taste of Downtown


Curtain Raiser

Traditionally the start of Sarasota Opera’s social season, this event is where long-time patrons reunite, and new friends are made among fellow opera lovers. You’ll enjoy a delectable three-course dinner and an exciting performance by principal artists from our Fall Opera Season.

Tickets: $195 per person


Sun 10/29/17 6:00PM Local Venue Curtain Raiser


La traviata

Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan, has lived a life of lavish parties with influential friends. She abandons it all to be with her beloved Alfredo, but when her past threatens his family’s honor, she must forsake her dream of love.

Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined with a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.


Fri 11/3/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata
Sun 11/5/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata
Wed 11/8/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata
Tue 11/14/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata
Thu 11/16/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata
Sun 11/19/17 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata
Tue 11/21/17 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House La traviata



Thu 11/9/17 12:00PM Sarasota Opera House Concert at Noon
Fri 3/2/18 12:00PM Sarasota Opera House Concert at Noon
Fri 3/16/18 12:00PM Sarasota Opera House Concert at Noon


Rootabaga Country

After a nationwide search, we are proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been chosen to compose Sarasota Youth Opera’s new commission—Rootabaga Country. Ms. Peters explains that the work has a “sincere message of tolerance and inclusiveness in a cultural climate where the simple act of growing up is more confusing than ever before.”

This adaptation of Carl Sandburg’s 1922 Rootabaga Stories will have its world premiere by Sarasota Youth Opera in November 2017.

Sponsored by the Les and Carol Brualdi Foundation


Sat 11/11/17 5:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rootabaga Country
Sun 11/12/17 12:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rootabaga Country


The Opera Gala

Location:The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 6:30pm

The annual Opera Gala celebrates the beginning of Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival. You will experience a performance by our 2018 Winter Festival Principal Artists, and live music for dancing. This is our largest fundraiser of the season, so we encourage you to invite your friends and put together a table. Patron sponsorships are also available with benefits to include name recognition on invitations and programs, preferred seating and a special thank you party. Don’t miss the premier social event in Sarasota!

Tickets: $325 per person


Sat 2/3/18 6:30PM Local Venue The Opera Gala


Artists Roundtable

This exciting new talk series will give you a broad view of the opera art form by grouping together conductors, designers, singers and stage directors from our four Winter Festival operas to discuss their experience creating the world-class performances you see on the Sarasota Opera stage.

Saturdays at 10:30 am


Sat 2/17/18 10:30AM Kamlet Library Directors Roundtable
Sat 3/3/18 10:30AM Kamlet Library Designers Roundtable
Sat 3/10/18 10:30AM Kamlet Library Principal Artists Roundtable
Sat 3/24/18 10:30AM Kamlet Library Conductors Roundtable



Fri 3/9/18 3:00PM Peterson Great Room Covers at Three


Artists Choice Concert

A Sarasota Opera tradition! Principal and studio artists will perform their choice of the best of opera and song, with piano accompaniment.


Sun 3/18/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Artists Choice Concert


Opera Club
Membership to the The Simonsen & Montminy Opera Club for the 2017-2018 Season begins November 3, 2017 and expires March 25, 2018.

Donors at the Regent Level ($1,250) and higher, please call Brenda Tamm, 941-366-8450, Ext. 250, to take advantage of your membership discount.
Mon 3/26/18 8:00PM Sarasota Opera House Opera Club Membership

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