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Ricky Nelson Remembered

Join us for a musical celebration of America’s first “Teen Idol.”

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Ricky Nelson emerged from “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists and influential musicians of the last 50 years, selling over 140 million recordings. The Nelson Family Legacy continues as Ricky’s twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson present an interactive, multi-media rock & roll concert experience, taking the audience on a musical journey down memory lane.

Matthew and Gunnar will perform their father’s greatest hits including “Poor Little Fool,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walking,” “Garden Party,” alongside their self-penned chart toppers “Love & Affection” and “After the Rain.” This show is truly a slice of Americana, appealing to multi-generational audiences.

One Night Only—Saturday, August 18, 7:30pm

Sat 8/18/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Ricky Nelson Remembered


Recital Series

A new recital series featuring Sarasota Opera favorite artists performing Opera, Operetta, and Art Songs with piano accompaniment.

Fri 12/14/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Operetta Night
Fri 4/5/19 5:00PM Sarasota Opera House Diamond Anniversary Recital
Fri 5/10/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Opera Composers in Song


The Barber of Seville

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 sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.


Fri 10/26/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Sun 10/28/18 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Wed 10/31/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Tue 11/6/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Thu 11/8/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Sun 11/11/18 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville


The Little Sweep

Sarasota Youth Opera will present a revival of our acclaimed production of Britten’s charming opera—The Little Sweep. A group of children, with the help of a kind nursery maid, work to free a young chimney sweep apprentice from his cruel master. This enchanting work, which was written to introduce young people to opera, will be sure to delight children and adults alike.


Sat 11/3/18 5:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Little Sweep
Sun 11/4/18 12:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Little Sweep

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