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Sarasota Opera House & Box Office

61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Box Office:  (941) 328-1300
E-mail:        boxoffice@sarasotaopera.org

Sarasota Opera Administrative Office

1345 Main St.
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.

Read more about the Sarasota Opera House 

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 2018 Winter Opera Festival, Sarasota Opera's Apprentice Artists Program consists of 24 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 gtrupiano@sarasotaopera.org




Winter 2018 Apprentice Artists

TATEV BAROYAN, soprano
Yerevan, Armenia
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arthur 

CAITLIN CRABILL, soprano
Kettering, Ohio
2017 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
The Lynn and Steve Blackledge Endowed Artist

TAYLOR-ALEXIS DuPONT, mezzo-soprano
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd 

MAYA YAHAV GOUR, mezzo-soprano
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Anonymous 

PAUL GROSVENOR, bass-baritone
Brooklyn, New York
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Sally H. Foote and Forrest S. Crawford

KIMBERLY HANN, mezzo-soprano
Raleigh, North Carolina
2017 Fall Apprentice Artist
Sponsored by Florence White 

JONATHAN HARRIS, bass-baritone
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by John Suhre and Carla Koeffler 

NATALIE ROSE HAVENS, mezzo-soprano
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Joan Mathews 

WES HUNTER, tenor
Ocala, Florida
2017 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
Joel D. and Ellen S. Fedder Endowed Artist 

ERICA INTILANGELO, soprano
Fairfield, Connecticut
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Hank Foster and Melinda Lee 

MASON JARBOE, baritone
Fort Worth, Texas
Sarasota Opera debut 

KASEY KING, soprano
Brigantine, New Jersey
2017 Fall Apprentice Artist
Sponsored by Paul and Sharon Steinwachs 

COLIN MARKEY, tenor
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Margaret Renner 

MADISON MARIE McINTOSH, mezzo-soprano
West Palm Beach, Florida
Sarasota Opera debut 

GARRETT OBRYCKI, baritone
Ham Lake, Minnesota
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Beverly Fisher 

JOHN KUN PARK, tenor
Seoul, South Korea
Sarasota Opera debut 

ADAM PISTOLE, tenor
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Sarasota Opera debut 

MICHAEL POWELL, tenor
River Forest, Illinois
Sarasota Opera debut 

ADRIAN V. SANCHEZ, baritone
Lansing, Michigan
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by A. Scott Bushey 

SAMUEL SCHLIEVERT, tenor
Toledo, Ohio
2017 Fall Apprentice Artist
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arthur 

JAKE SKIPWORTH, baritone
Detroit, Michigan
2017 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
The Joey Frye Endowed Artist 

ELIZABETH SYWULKA, soprano
Whittier, California
Sarasota Opera debut 

YVONNE TROBE, soprano
Rochester, New York
Sarasota Opera debut
Sponsored by Robert and Mary McGrath 

JENNIFER E. WIGGINS, mezzo-soprano
Charlotte, North Carolina
2017 Fall Apprentice Artist
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Appel