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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Associate Director of Development:
Claire Ryan
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Corporate and Special Events Officer:
Michael Ayres
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Individual Giving Administrator:
Brenda Tamm
941-366-8450, ext. 250

Development Assistant:
Elizabeth Valkanas
941-366-8450, ext. 231

Sarasota Opera
Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Bradenton Opera Guild Events 2018-19

Saints Luncheon
Celebrating the many contributions of one of our members to the vitality of the Bradenton Opera Guild
Honoree:         Jean Roberts
November 3, 11:30 a.m.
Tara Golf and Country Club
Chair:  Catherine Knobel,
Guest:              $40           Patron:        $50 

On Stage with Jazz Pianist Dick Hyman
An intimate musical event 
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sarasota Opera House – William E. Schmidt Theatre stage 
5:00pm             Cocktail Party in Selby Lobby of Opera House 
6:00pm            Concert on Stage
7:00pm            Champagne & Desserts with Dick Hyman – Selby Lobby 

You will have the experience of sitting on the stage of the Opera House with jazz pianist Dick Hyman. Mr. Hyman will speak at the piano about the piano, about music in general and in his own life, about his career, and about jazz piano. He will present improvisations on various operatic arias and orchestral themes and will discuss the art of improvisation.

Tickets:  $45                Patron Tickets $65 (includes your name in the program)
Contact the Sarasota Opera Box Office at (941) 328-1300 or

Stars of Tomorrow
A concert given by Sarasota Opera’s Apprentice Artists
Sunday, February 3, 1:30 p.m.
Manatee Performing Arts Center
Chair: Richard DeGennaro, 

Enjoy a selection of arias, duets and operatic scenes performed by the talented Apprentice Artists of Sarasota Opera.

Tickets: $15.

 Fashion Show
Our own BOG members modeling the fashions of Irene’s Resort Wear, Anna Maria Island
Wednesday, March 6, 11:30 a.m.
Lakewood Ranch Country Club
Chair: Syble DiGirolamo,

Join us at our annual, and very popular, Fashion Show featuring beautiful fashion, delicious lunch and luxurious surroundings.

Tickets:  $45.            Patrons:  $60

BOG Spring Fling Awards Luncheon
Presentation of Sarasota Youth Opera and Studio Artist awards
Wednesday March 13, 11:30 a.m.
IMG Academies Golf and Country Club
Chair: Cathy Beard, 

Tickets: $35.             Patrons: $50