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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


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


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


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


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

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