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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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The Verdi Cycle

"One of the most significant achievements in the opera world."
—John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times

The Verdi Cycle began in 1989 as a unique undertaking to perform the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi, both operatic (including all alternative versions of the operas), and incidental music.

By the completion of the Cycle in 2016, Sarasota Opera will be the only company in the world to have performed every note of music Verdi ever wrote.

For more complete information on Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle, visit www.verdicycle.org

Major Works Performed to Date

1989 Rigoletto
1990 Aroldo
1991 Un ballo in maschera
1992 Simon Boccanegra (revised version)
1992 Simon Boccanegra* (original version)
1993 Il trovatore
1994 Les Vêpres siciliennes**
1995 Nabucco
1996 La forza del destino (standard version)
1996 La forza del destino (original version)
1997 Ernani
1998 La traviata
1999 Luisa Miller
2000 Alzira
2001 Falstaff
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
2005 Stiffelio
2006 I masnadieri
2007 Attila
2008 Rigoletto
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
2012 Otello
2012 Rigoletto
2013 Un giorno di regno***
2014 Il trovatore
2014 Jérusalem

Upcoming performances 2015-16:

2015 Don Carlos (Paris version)
2016 La battaglia di Legnano
2016 Aida

*American premiere
**American premiere in the original French
***World premiere of the critical edition