Upcoming Performances & Events

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A Taste of Downtown

Now in its fourth year, this established Sarasota tradition will bring you to Sarasota Opera House, where your favorite downtown restaurants will be showcasing their tasty dishes paired with fine wines, assorted beers and specialty cocktails. Proceeds from this event benefit the Sarasota Youth Opera, who will perform during the event. Come mix & mingle, sample tasty bites, and have a drink with us to celebrate the end of summer in Sarasota! .

Tickets: $65 per person

Sat 9/30/17 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. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the courtyard, followed by a three-course dinner and an exciting performance by artists from La traviata.

Tickets: $195 per person

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


Enjoy a variety of themed events while making new friends. Please click each event below for more information.

Tue 11/7/17 4:30PM Local Venue Sunset Cruise
Fri 1/19/18 5:30PM Local Venue Sevillian Nights
Fri 2/23/18 6:00PM Local Venue Wine Dinner
Sat 3/10/18 5:00PM Local Venue Tiefland Prelude Dinner

The Opera Gala

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

The annual Opera Gala celebrates the beginning of Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival. This year’s gala will feature many French surprises as we prepare for our opening of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. The elegant affair will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, four course dinner, a special performance by our Principal Artists, and live music for dancing. Let’s raise a glass of champagne together at the premier social event in Sarasota!

Tickets: $325 per person

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

Salute to the Stars

Location: Sarasota Yacht Club, 11:30am

Please join us for lunch overlooking Sarasota Bay to celebrate the outstanding Sarasota Opera Artists who will be honored in 2018. You will experience a live performance by the award-winners, and learn more about our apprentice artist program.

Tickets: $75 per individual or $125 per patron sponsor*

*Includes donation to support the apprentice artist program, premium seating, and recognition on the program.

Fri 3/23/18 11:30AM Local Venue Salute to the Stars