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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.

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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 2017 Studio Artists 

FLEUR BARRON
mezzo-soprano       
Newtonards, Northern Ireland
Sarasota Opera debut

 ASHLEY GALVANI BELL
soprano                         
New York, New York
Sarasota Opera debut 

ALEXANDER CHARLES BOYD
baritone
Purcellville, Virginia
2016 Fall Studio Artist
2016 Winter Apprentice Artist
2015 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
2012 Fall Apprentice Artist
 

HELENA BROWN
soprano                         
Brooklyn, New York
Sarasota Opera debut
 

AUGUSTA CASO
mezzo-soprano              
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Sarasota Opera debut      
 

SEAN CHRISTENSEN
tenor
Fribourg, Switzerland
2016 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
The Notary   Don Pasquale  

CLAIRE COOLEN 
soprano                         
Halifax, Canada
Sarasota Opera debut 

HANNA BRAMMER DILLON
soprano
Traverse City, Michigan
2016 Fall Apprentice Artist

PETER SCOTT DRACKLEY
tenor         
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2015 Studio Artist                          
A Royal Herald   Don Carlos 

JARED A. GUEST
baritone
Lake Mary, Florida
Sarasota Opera debut

 JESSICA E. JONES
soprano
Pocatello, Idaho
Sarasota Opera debut      

 SUCHAN KIM
baritone                         
Busan, South Korea
Sarasota Opera debut

XAVIER PRADO CACERES
tenor
Rancagua, Chile
2016 Fall Apprentice Artist

STEPHANIE SANCHEZ
mezzo-soprano
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sarasota Opera debut 

DANE SUAREZ
tenor   
Princeton, Illinois
2013 Winter Apprentice Artist 

HANS TASHJIAN
bass           
East Concord, New York 
2016 Winter Apprentice Artist
Second Prisoner   Fidelio
2015 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist