Sarasota Opera House & Box Office
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Box Office: (941) 328-1300
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50 Central Avenue, Suite 820
Sarasota, FL 34236
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The Verdi Cycle
"One of the most significant achievements in the opera world."
—John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times
An Operatic Milestone—28 Years in the Making
In 1989 Sarasota Opera began The Verdi Cycle—a unique undertaking to perform the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi.
The 2016 Winter Opera Festival will mark the grand finale of this extraordinary journey with new productions of Aida and The Battle of Legnano, with a final week devoted exclusively to the Italian master, including two concerts of his music, talks, panel discussions, and other special events.
The completion of the Cycle will make Sarasota Opera the only company in the world to have performed all of Verdi’s music!
As we make history right here in the heart of downtown Sarasota, where will you be?
For more complete information on Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle, visit www.verdicycle.org.
Major Works Performed to Date
1991 Un ballo in maschera
1992 Simon Boccanegra (revised version)
1992 Simon Boccanegra* (original version)
1993 Il trovatore
1994 Les Vêpres siciliennes**
1996 La forza del destino (standard version)
1996 La forza del destino (original version)
1998 La traviata
1999 Luisa Miller
2001 Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio
2001 Requiem Mass
2001 Stabat Mater
2002 Le Trouvère
2003 Macbeth (standard version)
2003 Macbeth (original version)
2004 Il corsaro
2006 I masnadieri
2008 I due Foscari
2009 Don Carlos (Revised 4 Act version in French)
2009 La traviata
2010 Giovanna d’Arco
2011 I Lombardi alla prima crociata
2013 Un giorno di regno***
2014 Il trovatore
2015 Don Carlos (Paris version)
2016 La battaglia di Legnano
**American premiere in the original French
***World premiere of the critical edition