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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

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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Sarasota Opera's Studio Artists Program are emerging artists who serve the main stage productions by covering the principal roles and performing supporting roles. With dozens of roles needing covers each season, Studio Artists are often called on to substitute for an ill or injured principal, sometimes with little notice. In addition, Studio Artists augment the Apprentice Artists chorus for some operas and concerts.

Importantly, the Studio Artists are also Sarasota Opera's ambassadors of opera, bringing this music to communities outside the Opera House. Serving Sarasota and Manatee counties, Studio Artists perform in unique and unusual locations for people that may be otherwise unable to attend a performance. Theses outreach initiatives are held in schools, retirement homes, community centers, and guild meetings as well as other locations and serve a variety of local residents.

Studio Artists Program participants sometimes return to Sarasota Opera as principal artists, and some have gone on to perform with La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, and other international companies.

Singers who want to audition for the Studio Artists program must have:

  • career potential as an opera soloist
  • minimum of three seasons experience with nationally recognized young artists programs
  • performed a minimum of three substantial operatic roles with orchestra
  • impeccable professional references

Singers who meet these requirements can be considered for an audition by contacting, or having their agent contact, Artistic Administrator Greg Trupiano directly.




Winter 2016 Studio Artists

LINDSEY ANDERSON, soprano
Traverse City, Michigan
Sarasota Opera debut

IVAN CONRAD, baritone
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2014 Winter Studio Artist
A Soldier Jérusalem

KEVIN COURTEMANCHE, tenor
Bennington, Vermont
Sarasota Opera debut

TARA CURTIS, mezzo-soprano
Kansas City, Missouri
Imelda La battaglia di Legnano
2015 Winter Studio Artist

RAYMON GODFREY GEIS, tenor
Boistfort, Washington
2015 Fall Apprentice Artist

MARY-HOLLIS HUNDLEY, soprano
Louisville, Kentucky
2014 Fall Apprentice Artist
2014 Winter Apprentice Artist (debut)

VANESSA ISIGUEN, soprano
Los Angeles, California
Marzelline Fidelio
2015 Fall Studio Artist
The Gabriel and Valerie Schmergel
Endowed Artist

ERIC LINDSEY, bass-baritone
Atlanta, Georgia
The First Consul of Milan
La battaglia di Legnano
2015 Fall Apprentice Artist
2015 Winter Studio Artist
Sciarrone Tosca

BRIAN MAJOR, baritone
Neptune, New Jersey
2013 Winter Studio Artist

ISAIAH MUSIK-AYALA, bass-baritone
Cotati, California
2014 Studio Artist

ANDREW PAULSON, baritone
Great Falls, Virginia
2015 Fall Studio Artist

WILLIAM ROBERTS, bass-baritone
Kings Park, New York
The Second Consul of Milan
La battaglia di Legnano
2015 Winter & Fall Studio Artist
Alcindoro La bohème,
General Polkan The Golden Cockerel
2013 – 2014 Winter & Fall Studio Artist
Gandalf The Hobbit
2012 Fall Apprentice Artist

JOSEPH RYAN, baritone
Cincinnati, Ohio
2014 Winter Antonio
Le nozze di Figaro
2008 Winter Apprentice Artist
A Court Usher Rigoletto
2007 Apprentice Artist
Yakusidé Madama Butterfly

KATHLEEN SHELTON, mezzo-soprano
Cleburne, Texas
2015 Fall Apprentice Artist

CHRISTOPHER TRAPANI, tenor
Houston, Texas
Jaquino Fidelio
2015 Fall Studio Artist

ELIZABETH TREDENT, soprano
Ashtabula, Ohio
The Ron and Barbara Archbold
Endowed Artist

2015 Fall Apprentice Artist
2014 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
2013 Fall Apprentice Artist (debut)

COSTAS TSOURAKIS, bass-baritone
Astoria, New York
The Podestà of Como
La battaglia di Legnano
2015 Fall Benoît La bohème
2015 Winter Studio Artist
2013 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
Frosch Die Fledermaus,
Bob The Little Sweep

MATTHEW VICKERS, tenor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Messenger Aida
2015 Fall Apprentice Artist

REBECCA WITTY, soprano
Niagara Falls, New York
2014 Fall Apprentice Artist
2013 Fall Apprentice Artist
2013 Winter Apprentice Artist (debut)