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Sarasota Opera House & Box Office

61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Box Office:  (941) 328-1300

Sarasota Opera Administrative Office

50 Central Avenue, Suite 820
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-8450


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Our Theater

Sarasota Opera owns and performs in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The building has recently undergone a $20-million rehabilitation to restore the beauty of the 1920's theater, while creating an up-to-date opera house for the 21st century.

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The Apprentice Artists Program is a season-long intensive training program for aspiring young opera singers, with an emphasis on performance. The company firmly believes that singing is a form of emotional communication and not just a technical function undertaken for the sake of itself.

The company attempts to teach this philosophy to the apprentice participants by giving them numerous and varied performance opportunities that are backed by rehearsals that stress content of language, refinement of interpretation, musicality, polishing of ensemble and by providing extended contact with seasoned professionals who share this view of singing.

For the 2016 Winter Opera Festival, Sarasota Opera's Apprentice Artists Program consists of 37 professional singers who are graduates of university music schools and conservatories. Some have completed their doctoral studies, choosing this path towards breaking into the highly competitive world of professional opera.

During their stay in Sarasota, the apprentice artists work with the music staff and stage directors in one-on-one coaching: musical, dramatic and language. The language program uses volunteers who are native-born speakers of the language concerned, an invaluable benefit derived from Sarasota's international community.

Master classes with the resident staff, guest conductors and guest directors provide essential guidance and training. The apprentices perform in all the main stage productions and at numerous outreach events in Bradenton and Sarasota.

If you have any questions about the Program, please contact Greg Trupiano, Director of Artistic Administration at

2016 Winter Apprentice Artists Applications

Applications for the 2016 Winter Apprentice Artists Program are available at Auditions will be held in September 2015 in Chicago, Sarasota, and New York. You do not have to be a member of to use this site.

The deadline for submitting applications is August 25, 2015.