Upcoming Performances & Events

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Recital Series

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

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


Opera House Tours

Join us on Mondays during opera season for a tour of the historic Sarasota Opera House, complete with backstage tour. You'll hear some great stories, and discover why the Sarasota Opera house is at the very center of Sarasota's cultural life.


Mon 2/18/19 10:30AM Sarasota Opera House Opera House Tour
Mon 2/25/19 10:30AM Sarasota Opera House Opera House Tour
Mon 3/4/19 10:30AM Sarasota Opera House Opera House Tour
Mon 3/11/19 10:30AM Sarasota Opera House Opera House Tour
Mon 3/18/19 10:30AM Sarasota Opera House Opera House Tour


Concerts at Noon

Hear our Studio and Apprentice Artists perform in these hour-long concerts. The March 14th concert is performed by musicians from our orchestra only.
Limited seating: first come, first served.

Performances take place in the Lee & Bob Peterson Great Room


Fri 3/8/19 12:00PM Peterson Great Room Apprentice Artists
Thu 3/14/19 12:00PM Peterson Great Room Verdi Orchestral Concert
Fri 3/15/19 12:00PM Peterson Great Room Studio Understudies
Fri 3/22/19 12:00PM Peterson Great Room Apprentice Artists


The Opera Gala

The annual Opera Gala celebrates the beginning of Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival. 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 2/2/19 6:30PM Local Venue The Opera Gala


Turandot

In exile, Prince Calaf wanders outside the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand—if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.


Sat 2/9/19 7:00PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Tue 2/12/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Thu 2/14/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Sun 2/17/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Wed 2/20/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Thu 2/28/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Sun 3/3/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Fri 3/8/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Fri 3/15/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Sun 3/17/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Wed 3/20/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot
Fri 3/22/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Turandot



Join us for another day to learn to sing "Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate". Following the rehearsal come backstage to see our Nabucco set close up.

FREE EVENT
Wed 2/13/19 5:00PM Kamlet Library Learn to Sing "Va pensiero"


The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a clumsy new friend, the bird catcher Papageno, the prince will find out that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.


Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Tue 2/19/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Thu 2/21/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Sun 2/24/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Wed 2/27/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Fri 3/1/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Sat 3/16/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Thu 3/21/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute
Sat 3/23/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Magic Flute


Artists Roundtable

You’ve experienced the power of live opera from your seat—now experience what goes on behind the curtain. Directors, designers, singers, and conductors from our Winter productions will talk about backstage at the opera.

Tue 2/19/19 5:00PM Kamlet Library Singers Roundtable
Tue 2/26/19 5:00PM Kamlet Library Music Staff Roundtable
Thu 2/28/19 5:00PM Kamlet Library Producing Early Verdi
Tue 3/5/19 5:00PM Kamlet Library Principal Artists Roundtable
Tue 3/12/19 5:00PM Kamlet Library Technical Staff Roundtable


Nabucco

Nabucco, king of Babylon, conquers the Hebrews, destroying the temple and taking them into captivity. Meanwhile, his rebellious daughter Abigaille plots to take power and gain the affection of her sister Fenena’s lover, Ismaele. Learning of the coup, the blasphemous Nabucco seizes the crown and declares himself god, but is struck mad by a thunderbolt. Will he regain his reason, repent, and return the Jews to their homeland?


Sat 3/2/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Tue 3/5/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Thu 3/7/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Sun 3/10/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Wed 3/13/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Sat 3/16/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Tue 3/19/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco
Sun 3/24/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Nabucco



Sarasota Youth Opera singers will present concerts of music by Verdi before the performances of Nabucco (March 7), and the double bill of Rita & Susanna’s Secret (March 12) in the Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt Courtyard.

FREE EVENT
Thu 3/7/19 6:30PM Felding/Courtyard Youth Opera Concert
Tue 3/12/19 6:30PM Felding/Courtyard Youth Opera Concert


Rita/Susanna's Secret

These two rare one-act comedies by Donizetti and Wolf-Ferrari will make for a delightful evening at the opera.

Rita (Two Men and a Woman) Gaetano Donizetti

Rita and her husband Peppe own an inn. Peppe, a sweet and timid man, is terrified of his tyrannical wife. When Gaspar, Rita’s first husband whom she believed drowned, comes back, he turns Rita and Peppe’s lives upside down.


Susanna’s Secret Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Continuing our Beyond Verdi series: Susanna has a secret she isn’t telling. Her husband, Count Gil, smelling tobacco on his wife’s clothes, is convinced that she is having an affair. He searches and searches, but can’t seem to catch her in the act. What could her secret be?

Sat 3/9/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rita/Susanna's Secret
Tue 3/12/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rita/Susanna's Secret
Thu 3/14/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rita/Susanna's Secret
Sun 3/17/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rita/Susanna's Secret
Wed 3/20/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rita/Susanna's Secret
Sat 3/23/19 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House Rita/Susanna's Secret



Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists will present a concert of Verdi songs and other music written around the time of Nabucco at the Venice Public Library

FREE EVENT.
Tue 3/12/19 12:00PM Local Venue Artists Concert


Salute to the Stars

Sarasota Yacht Club

Celebrating the outstanding Sarasota Opera artists who will be honored in 2019, join us for lunch overlooking Sarasota Bay. You will experience a live performance by the award winners, and learn more about our studio and apprentice artist programs.

Tickets: $75 Individual or $125 per Patron Sponsor (includes donation to support the apprentice artist program, premium seating, and recognition in the program)

Thu 3/21/19 11:30AM Local Venue Salute to the Stars


Opera Club
Membership to the The Simonsen & Montminy Opera Club for the 2018-2019 Season begins October 26, 2018 and expires March 24, 2019.

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 3/25/19 8:00PM Sarasota Opera House Opera Club Membership


Diamond Anniversary Dinner

Come celebrate the conclusion of our 60th Anniversary Season following the Diamond Anniversary Concert. This evening includes a dinner and special presentation immediately following the concert at the Art Ovation hotel.

Tickets: $295 per person (includes ticket to recital with premium seating)

Fri 4/5/19 7:30PM Local Venue Diamond Anniversary Dinner


RoSfest
The Rites of Spring Festival, better known as RoSfest, is the Premier International Art Rock Festival in North America that has successfully hosted 159 Progressive Rock Bands over the past 15 years from around the world. Now in its 16th year, this annual 3-day event showcasing 11 prominent live bands featuring ALL original music is proud to call the Sarasota Opera House its new home!

For more information, videos, and a complete list of the bands performing, please visit RoSfest

Tickets on sale December 7, 2018.
Fri 5/3/19 6:00PM Sarasota Opera House RoSfest

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