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Curtain Raiser Dinner

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Michael’s on East Wine Cellar
Cocktail Attire

Traditionally celebrated as the start of Sarasota Opera’s social season, this event is where long time friends reunite and new friends are made among fellow opera lovers. You will enjoy a cocktail hour, a sumptuous three-course dinner in the beautiful ambiance of Michael’s Wine Cellar, and an exciting performance by our Studio Artists.

Die Fledermaus Postlude Dinner

Celebrate the end of the Fall Season with an upscale dinner catered by Café L’Europe in the opera house following the last performance of Die Fledermaus

Friday, November 15, 2013
Sarasota Opera House – Second Floor

Opening Night Prelude Dinners

5:00pm (dates and locations listed below)

Join Executive Director Richard Russell and a special guest from the Artistic Team of each opera for fine dining and socializing to celebrate the opening of the following operas:

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014     Barber of Seville at Bijou Cafe
Saturday, March 1, 2014   The Flying Dutchman at Selva Grill
Saturday, March 8, 2014   Jérusalem at Mozaic

The Opera Gala: A Masked Ball

Event Chair: Carol Brualdi
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:30pm
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Black Tie Attire/Masks Encouraged

The annual Opera Gala celebrates the beginning of Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival and will be held a week prior to the opening night of Il Trovatore. Guests will add an element of mystery to the evening by wearing masks, both simple and ornate. This elegant affair will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, and a decadent four course dinner. Enjoy a special performance by Sarasota Opera Principal Artists, as well as dancing to the tunes of the 42nd Street Big Band. This is our largest fundraiser of the season and a party not to miss! 

A special discounted room rate of $199 is available at the Hyatt Regency. Guests of the Gala may call 888-421-1442 and mention the room block under Opera Gala. Reservations can be also be made online through the Hyatt Regency booking website.  

Just My Style Mini-Events

January – April 2014
Prices vary by event

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet new people and socialize in a more intimate setting? If so, these warm and friendly gatherings are just for you! Enjoy a wide variety of fun parties hosted by our patrons. Your commitment, hospitality and attendance have made this program one of our greatest successes over the years. Check this page in the Fall for an updated list of Mini Events!

If you are interested in hosting one of these parties, please contact Jennifer Simms, Special Events Officer at (941) 366-8450 ext 402.

Salute to the Stars Awards Luncheon

Friday, March 21, 2014
Sarasota Yacht Club
Tickets $65 per Individual or $100 per patron*
Business Casual

Please join us to celebrate the outstanding Sarasota Opera Artists who will be honored in 2014. Enjoy a gourmet lunch while you experience a live performance by the award winners. The awards are given through the generosity of visionary individuals as well as the Sarasota and Bradenton Opera Guilds.
*Patron seating includes premium seating and program listing

Please call the Special Events Office for any questions about our events.

Jennifer Simms, Special Events Officer
(941) 366-8450 ext 402