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2014 Festival Previews

45 minutes before Die Fledermaus performances. Insights into our upcoming 2014 Winter Festival productions of Il trovatore, The Barber of Seville, The Flying Dutchman and Jérusalem.

FREE with your opera ticket, Jonas Kamlet Library, Deane Carroll Allyn Opera House Pavilion.


Understand Opera

Learn about opera from Sarasota Opera’s executive director Richard Russell and artistic administrator
Greg Trupiano at these adult education classes.

The $75 course registration fee includes admission to the October 22 Meet the Artists.
Jonas Kamlet Library, Opera House Pavilion.
10:30 to Noon. Tuesdays, October 22, 29 and November 5, 12
Course registration fee: $75; individual sessions: $25.


From Page to Stage

FREE public talks presented by Sarasota Opera staff members in honor of three important 2013
anniversaries: the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Wagner and the 100th birthday of
Benjamin Britten.

Wed. Oct. 09, 10:30am:
Sarasota Opera’s Verdi Cycle. Presented by Maestro Victor DeRenzi

Wed. Oct. 16, 10:30am:
Tosca’s Kiss film screening and discussion, moderated by Maestro Victor DeRenzi

Wed. Oct. 23,
The Operatic World of Richard Wagner. Presented by Richard Russell

Wed. Oct. 30, 10:30am:
The Operatic World of Benjamin Britten. Presented by Jesse Martins & Sam Lowry

"From Page to Stage" is presented in conjunction with Sarasota Opera and The Selby Public Library, at the
Selby Public Library (located at 1331 1st Street in downtown Sarasota, across from the Opera House).