Sarasota Opera Seeks Singing Children for Winter Season Production of Carmen

Sarasota Opera is hosting an open casting call to find children, ages 8 and up, to participate in the Children’s Chorus of our Winter 2012 production of Bizet’s Carmen on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:45pm – 7:45pm in the Pavilion building adjacent to the Sarasota Opera House. - October 29, 2011

Sarasota Opera Names the New Director of Marketing

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Greg Parry as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Sarasota Opera effective Monday, October 10, 2011. Mr. Parry previously held the position of Director of Marketing with Sarasota Opera from 2000-2004 during which time he... - October 22, 2011

Sarasota Opera's Madama Butterfly Begins to Take Flight

The artists have arrived, rehearsals have begun and music is once again emanating out of the Sarasota Opera House as preparations begin for the 2011 fall production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic love story Madama Butterfly running October 28, 2011 through November 15, 2011. Maestro Victor... - October 10, 2011

Sarasota Opera Single Tickets for the 2011-2012 Season Now on Sale in the Box Office

Single tickets for the 2011-2012 Fall and Winter season go on sale in the Sarasota Opera Box Office Thursday, September 1, 2011. Tickets have been available for purchase exclusively online since August 1st. The 2011-2012 Season will mark Maestro Victor DeRenzi’s 30th Season as Artistic Director and the return of classic greats mixed with new productions conceived exclusively for Sarasota Opera. Tickets for both the Fall and Winter season begin at only $19. - September 04, 2011

Sarasota Opera Presents American Spiritual Ensemble

The American Spiritual Ensemble, led by Dr. Everett McCorvey, will perform two concerts in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theater of the Sarasota Opera House on Sunday, December 5 at 1:30pm and 6 pm. The American Negro Spiritual has a distinct place in this country’s history. “The... - December 01, 2010

Sarasota Opera to Hold Apprentice Artists Program Auditions in September

Sarasota Opera to hold Apprentice Artists program auditions in Chicago, New York City, and Sarasota. - June 23, 2010

Tickets to a 'Timeless' Sarasota Opera Season Are Available Now

With great music, compelling stories, and dazzling productions, Sarasota Opera promises a 2009-10 season that is Timeless. Tickets are now available to the general public. - September 30, 2009

Sarasota Opera Artists Get 'Up Close'

Music lovers will have the unique opportunity to be on stage with the singers starring in Sarasota Opera’s fall production of Verdi’s La traviata. Only a limited number of tickets are being sold for this October 17 special event. - September 27, 2009

Sarasota Opera Opens Its 50th Season

Sarasota Opera to open its 50th Season with Winter Opera Festival. - January 15, 2009

Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists to Perform Opera Scenes

In April, Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists will take center stage at the Opera House when they move into principal solo roles for two engaging evenings of fully staged operatic excerpts. Apprentice Artists in Opera Scenes will be presented on Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m. - March 29, 2008

Sarasota Youth Opera to Hold Summer Workshop

Young people ages 8 to 18 may enroll now in Sarasota Youth Opera’s Summer Workshop to be held June 9-27, 2008. The three-week program will run five full days per week, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. The Summer Workshop promotes serious... - March 29, 2008

Sarasota Opera to Present Free Concerts

As part of its commitment to our community, Sarasota Opera will hold free concerts for the general public in March and April. No tickets are necessary. The Scenes at Noon concerts on Fridays, March 28 and April 4, at noon will feature the Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists, performing staged scenes... - March 19, 2008

Sarasota Youth Opera Enrollment Up by 75 Percent

Sarasota Opera is happy to announce that 100 young people are enrolled in Sarasota Youth Opera for the Spring Session, which is more than a 75-percent increase over last term. Singers are currently learning the music for Canadian composer Dean Burry’s "The Hobbit," which will have... - February 03, 2008

Sarasota Youth Opera to Hold Placement Classes

Placement classes for singers who plan to join Sarasota Youth Opera will be held Thursday and Friday, January 10 and January 11. The program is open to all students age 8 (or who entered third grade in 2007) through high school. These classes are necessary and students who are interested in... - December 23, 2007

Sarasota Youth Opera to Hold Open House

Members of the Sarasota community will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the workings of the Sarasota Youth Opera. - December 01, 2007

Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice Awards $100,000 for Renovation of Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. - November 28, 2007

Sarasota Youth Opera to Perform in Two December Concerts

Sarasota Youth Opera has scheduled two performances open to the public in December. - November 22, 2007

Sarasota Opera Commissions Ned Rorem to Write Work for Sarasota Youth Opera

Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ned Rorem and librettist and poet J.D. McClatchy have been commissioned by Sarasota Opera to write a full-length opera for the Sarasota Youth Opera program. The work will premiere in May 2009 at the Sarasota Opera House. - November 21, 2007

Sarasota Youth Opera to Perform in April

The Sarasota Youth Opera will perform its final concert of the season at Bayshore High School on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Works by Bizet, Verdi, Copland, Foster and Giordano will be included. - April 07, 2007

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