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Whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado, Sarasota Opera is the ideal place to experience world-class performances. 

The Sarasota Opera House is an intimate venue on the scale of European opera houses, with fewer than 1,200 seats. The acoustics in the theater are superb, and there is not a bad seat in the house. Its small scale means that our audience is closer and more a part of the action than in a larger opera house.

Sarasota Opera's repertoire has something for everyone. Each season there is an interesting mix of the familiar and the less well known. The Verdi Cycle and the American Classics series ensure that long-time opera lovers will find something interesting for their operatic taste. At the same time the critics have praised our productions of the standard repertoire, which are perfect for the novice to whet their palette. Every performance has simultaneous English translations above the stage. For the rarer operas we offer pre-performance lectures at selected performances.

There is much more information throughout this website. If you have any additional questions about Sarasota Opera, feel free to call our Box Office at (941) 366-8450, ext. 1 or to email us at Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any query.