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
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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.