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The Sarasota Opera Presents "Norma"
By Linda Carson
February 28th, 2018
http://www.mysuncoast.com/community/the-sarasota-opera-presents-norma/article_a3203424-1cd8-11e8-9f88-83480bb1d009.html 

Sarasota Opera Brings "Manon Lescaut" into the Studio | Suncoast View
By Matthew Liddell
February 28th, 2018
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/sarasota-opera-brings-manon-lescaut-into-the-studio-suncoast-view/article_f62e2890-1cbc-11e8-bb59-079abffd4871.html 

‘Butterfly’ spreads wings for demanding role of ‘Norma’ at Sarasota Opera
By Thomas Becnel
February 25, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180225/butterfly-spreads-wings-for-demanding-role-of-norma-at-sarasota-opera 

The Opera's Co-Producer Donor Luncheon was held on Feb. 19 at Michael's on the Bay.
By Kayleigh Omang
February 19, 2018
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/sarasota-opera-co-producers-luncheon-0#photo-8 

Sarasota Opera’s 'Carmen' is a sold-out success
By Edward Alley
February 19, 2018
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-operas-carmen-is-a-sold-out-success

Opera Review: Lisa Chavez takes command in strong ‘Carmen’ at Sarasota Opera
By Gayle Williams
February 18, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180218/opera-review-lisa-chavez-takes-command-in-strong-carmen-at-sarasota-opera

Opera opens Winter Festival with impressive 'Manon Lescaut'
By Edward Alley
February 12, 2018
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/manon-lescaut-review-sarasota-opera

Mezzo-soprano will savor ‘aahs’ from ‘Carmen’ audiences at Sarasota Opera
By Thomas Becnel
February 11, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180211/mezzo-soprano-will-savor-aahs-from-carmen-audiences-at-sarasota-opera 

Opera Review: A challenging tragedy opens Sarasota Opera season
By Richard Storm
February 11, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180211/opera-review-challenging-tragedy-opens-sarasota-opera-season 

Think you won’t like opera? Here are 10 tips for the novice that can help you enjoy the show
By MARTY CLEAR
February 09, 2018
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article199383859.html 

Sarasota Opera starts its winter season with ‘Manon Lescault’
By MARTY CLEAR
February 07, 2018
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article198925684.html 

Opera Gala: a French affair
By Gayle Guynup
February 5, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180205/opera-gala-french-affair 

The annual Opera Gala was held Feb. 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
By Niki Kottmann
February 4, 2018
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/opera-gala-2018#photo-12 

Sarasota Opera opens winter festival with its first production of Puccini’s ‘Manon Lescaut’
By Thomas Becnel
February 4, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180204/sarasota-opera-opens-winter-festival-with-its-first-production-of-puccinis-manon-lescaut 

Sarasota Opera announces its 2019-2019 diamond anniversary season
By Niki Kottmann
February 3, 2018
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-opera-announces-2019-2019-season

Sarasota Opera Announces 60th Festival Season
Opera News Desk
February 2, 2018 
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/Sarasota-Opera-Announces-60th-Festival-Season-20180202 

Sarasota Opera announces popular works for 60th season
By Jay Handelman
February 2, 2018
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180202/sarasota-opera-announces-popular-works-for-60th-season 

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Sarasota Opera
By Carolan Trbovich
November 20, 2017 
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-LA-TRAVIATA-at-Sarasota-Opera-20171120 

Sarasota Opera opens its fall season with timeless 'La Traviata”
By Edward Alley
November 4, 2017
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-opera-opens-its-fall-season-with-timeless-la-traviata 

MUSIC REVIEW: Verdi returns triumphant to Sarasota Opera
By Richard Storm
November 4, 2017
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171104/music-review-verdi-returns-triumphant-to-sarasota-opera 

New series at Sarasota Opera House offers classic films
By MARTY CLEAR
July 28, 2017
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article164256122.html 

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
By BWW News Desk
July 7, 2017 
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Sarasota-Opera-Announces-Casting-for-2017-18-Season-20170707 

Opera review: 'The Love of Three Kings”
By June LeBell
March 12, 2017
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/opera-review-%27the-love-of-three-kings%27 

Sarasota Opera’s ‘Three Kings’ is a stunning mix of soap opera and tragedy
By Richard Storm
March 12, 2017
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170312/sarasota-operas-three-kings-is-stunning-mix-of-soap-opera-and-tragedy 

Sarasota Opera Adds 12th Performance of Madama Butterfly
By SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION
March 11, 2017
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-03-11/5853_Sarasota-Opera-Adds-12th-Performance-of-Madama-Butterfly 

Opera review: 'Madama Butterfly'
By June LeBell
February 12, 2017
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/opera-review-%27madama-butterfly%27 

Sarasota Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season
By Kay Kipling
February 6, 2017
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/2/6/sarasota-opera-announces-its-2017-18-season 

Sarasota Opera to Announce 2017-2018 Season
By SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION
February 4, 2017
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-02-04/5653_Sarasota-Opera-to-Announce-2017-2018-Season 

Verdi and rare productions return in 2017-18 Sarasota Opera season
By Jay Handelman
February 3, 2017
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170203/verdi-and-rare-productions-return-in-2017-18-sarasota-opera-season 

Mezzo-soprano will savor 'aahs' from 'Carmen' audiences at Sarasota Opera
By Thomas Becnel
February 11, 201 8
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180211/mezzo-soprano-will-savor-aahs-from-carmen-audiences-at-sarasota-opera

"With 'The Secret World of Og,' the Sarasota Opera showed youth opera at its finest"
By Edward Alley
November 13, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/opera-review-'the-secret-world-of-og'

Sarasota Youth Opera premieres "The Secret World of Og"
By Phil Lederer
November 11, 2016
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-11-11/5126_Sarasota-Youth-Opera-Premieres-The-Secret-World-of-Og

"Secret World of Og" Celebrates Children Pretending in US Premiere
By Dahlia Ghabour
November 11, 2016
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161110/secret-world-of-og-celebrates-children-pretending-in-us-premiere

"The Secret World of Og" Enjoys a U.S. Premiere at Sarasota Youth Opera
By Nick Friedman
November 10, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/'the-secret-world-of-og'-enjoys-u-s-premiere-at-sarasota-youth-opera

How to raise kids who love the Arts
By Abbie Weingarten
October 27, 2016
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/10/27/how-to-raise-children-who-love-the-arts

24 Shows You Must See This Season
Sarasota Magazine
October 27, 2016
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/10/27/24-shows-you-must-see-this-season

In the Spotlight: Fall Opera Season kicks off with "Don Pasquale"
Linda Carson/ABC 7 News
October 26, 2016
http://www.mysuncoast.com/linda_carson/in-the-spotlight-fall-opera-season-kicks-off-with-don/article_1b0c3a94-9c2b-11e6-92c0-671dcbbf67d6.html

Podcast: Maestro DeRenzi and Sarasota Opera Artists perform highlights from Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"
WSMR 89.1FM
10/25/2016
http://www.wusf.usf.edu/sites/default/files/podcast/10262016_Sarasota_Opera_DonPasquale.mp3

Curtain Raiser Dinner Kicks Off New Season at Sarasota Opera
The Observer
October 24, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/curtain-raiser-dinner-kicks-new-season-sarasota-opera

'Don Pasquale' a Sarasota Opera debut
By Carl Angermann
October 23, 2016
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161023/don-pasquale-sarasota-opera-debut

Opera Talks Opens with Pulitzer winning Librettist
By Phil Lederer
October 21, 2016
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-10-21/5000_Opera-Talks-Opens-with-Pulitzer-winning-Librettist

Next on Stage: The Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet foster the next generation of performers
By Elizabeth Steiner
October 4, 2016
http://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/461/Next-on-Stage

Youth Opera Talent Wise Beyond Their Years
By Nicole Sommavilla
September 21, 2016
http://www.snntv.com/2016/09/21/youth-opera-talent-wise-beyond-years/

Sophia Sings
By Pam Eubanks
August 25, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/sophia-sings

Support the Sarasota Youth Opera
By Jaime Helton
August 14, 2016
http://sarasota.macaronikid.com/article/1303090/support-the-sarasota-youth-opera

Sarasota Youth Opera Commissions its Sixth World Premiere
By Jay Handelman
August 12, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/08/12/sarasota-youth-opera-commissions-its-sixth-world-premiere/

SNNTV: Calling All Young Opera Wanna-Be's!
By Nicole Sommavilla
August 8, 2016
http://www.snntv.com/2016/08/08/calling-young-opera-wanna-bes/

DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Nick Friedman
June 15, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/victor-derenzi-knighted-italian-government

DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Phillip Lederer
June 15, 2016
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-06-15/4206_DeRenzi-Knighted-By-Italian-Government

Victor DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Jay Handelman
June 14, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/06/14/victor-derenzi-knighted-by-italian-government/

Sarasota Opera's Victor DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Kay Kipling
June 14, 2016
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/6/14/sarasota-opera-s-victor-derenzi-knighted-by-italian-government

On the Beat: Sarasota Sempreverdi
By Brian Kellow
June 2016
http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2016/6/Departments/On_the_Beat__Sarasota_Sempreverdi.html

Sarasota Opera take over of The Mezz on WSRQ
WSRQ Radio
May 28, 2016
http://sarasotatalkradio.com/2016/06/mezz-may-28th-2016-sarasota-opera/

Take Five: Sarasota's Best Culture
May 24, 2016
By Melissa Karlin
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/05/take-five-culture-in-sarasota.html

A Verdian season in New York
April 21, 2016
By Fred Plotkin
http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/verdian-season-new-york/

The next Sarasota Opera season offers "Sarasota Firsts" -- and no Verdi
April 20, 2016
By Kay Kipling
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/4/20/the-next-sarasota-opera-season-offers-sarasota-firsts-and-no-verdi

Honoring Verdi on 72nd Street
April 17, 2016
By Claudia Roth Pierpont
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/honoring-verdi-on-seventy-second-street

Sarasota Opera: Verdi's American Home
April 10, 2016
By Paul Robinson
http://theartoftheconductor.com/news/

How a small city opera pulled off the ultimate Verdi Cycle
April 9, 2016
By William Littler
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/04/09/how-a-small-city-opera-pulled-off-the-ultimate-verdi-cycle.html

Young Verdi works revived
April 8, 2016
University of Southampton
http://newswise.com/articles/young-verdi-works-revived

Sarasota Opera completes Verdi Cycle with spectacular Aida
April 1, 2016
By Nino Pantano
http://brooklyndiscovery.com/2016/03/sarasota-opera-completes-verdi-cycle-with-a-spectacular-aida/

Sarasota's Verdi: Every opera, and complete pleasure
March 31, 2016
By John Fleming
http://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2016/03/31/sarasotas-verdi-every-opera-and-complete-pleasure/

Grand finale indeed for Verdi Cycle in Florida
March 31, 2016
By Arthur Kaptainis
http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/on-stage/grand-finale-indeed-for-verdi-cycle-in-florida

Feature: Spring Break Opera Style
March 30, 2016
By Paul Robinson
http://www.musicaltoronto.org/2016/03/30/feature-spring-break-opera-style/

La battaglia di Legnano, Sarasota Opera, Florida - Review
March 26, 2016
By George Loomis
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4b493d56-ef56-11e5-9f20-c3a047354386.html

Verdi's tenacious grip: Opera thrives in Florida, part 2
March 25, 2016
By Esteban Meneses
http://www.examiner.com/article/verdi-s-tenacious-grip-opera-thrives-florida-pt-2

Verdi's tenacious grip: Opera thrives in Florida, part 1
March 25, 2016
By Esteban Meneses
http://www.examiner.com/article/verdi-s-tenacious-grip-opera-thrives-florida-pt-1

Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle ends with a flourish
March 24, 2016
By James Bash
http://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2016/03/24/sarasota-operas-verdi-cycle-ends-with-a-flourish/

Review of Sarasota Operas Verdi Grand Finale Concert
March 24, 2016
By James Bash
http://northwestreverb.blogspot.com/2016/03/review-of-sarasota-operas-verdi-grand.html

Black Tie & Tales
March 23, 2016
By Molly Schechter
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/black-tie-tales-032416

Sarasota Opera celebrates with Verdi Cycle Grand Finale
March 23, 2016
By Kay Kipling
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/3/22/sarasota-opera-celebrates-with-verdi-cycle-grand-finale

Legnano and Aida grandly complete Verdi in Sarasota
March 22, 2016
By Susan Brodie
http://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2016/03/22/legnano-and-aida-grandly-complete-verdi-in-sarasota/

Behind the Scenes: Arts groups enjoy robust season
March 20, 2016
By Jay Handelman
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/03/20/behind-the-scenes-arts-groups-enjoy-robust-season/

Verdi Conference promises scholarly complement
March 18, 2016
By Phil Lederer
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-03-18/3671_Verdi-Conference-Promises-Scholarly-Complement

Richard Russell returns to the stage
March 18, 2016
By Phil Lederer
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-03-18/3672_Richard-Russell-Returns-To-The-Stage

Sarasota Opera and the Definitive Young Verdi
March 16, 2016
By Phil Lederer
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-03-16/3659_Sarasota-Opera-and-the-Definitive-Young-Verdi

Time Lapse Video of Aida at the Sarasota Opera House
March 10, 2016
By Thomas Bender
http://video.heraldtribune.com/video/4795900795001#gsc.tab=0

Solving a scenic puzzle at Sarasota Opera
March 10, 2016
By Jay Handelman
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/03/10/solving-a-scenic-puzzle-at-sarasota-opera/

Clark County Girl Grows Up to be Opera Star
March 6, 2016
By Pam Cottrel
http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/clark-county-girl-grows-up-to-be-opera-star/nqdgK/#cmComments

Sarasota Opera opens Verdi exhibit
March 3, 2016
By Jay Handelman
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/03/02/sarasota-opera-opens-verdi-exhibit/

Verdi Cycle Nears Completion with 'Legnano'
March 3, 2016
By Phil Lederer
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-03-03/3597_Verdi-Cycle-Nears-Completion-with-Legnano

Amazing Suncoast Woman: Michelle Johnson
March 2, 2016
By Linda Carson
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/amazing-suncoast-woman-michelle-johnson/article_956b5b90-e05f-11e5-8899-dfc976916ebc.html

A Verdi-less Season of Firsts
By Carrie Seidman
March 1, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/03/01/a-verdi-less-season-of-firsts/

Veni, Vidi, Verdi
By Phil Lederer
March, 2016
http://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/253/Veni--Vidi--Verdi

Saraosta Opera: Parma on the Gulf of Mexico
By Fred Plotkin
February 29, 2016
http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/sarasota-opera-parma-gulf-mexico/

REVIEW: Overlooked 'Legnano' a Verdi surprise
By Gayle Williams
February 29, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/02/29/opera-review-overlooked-legnano-a-verdi-surprise/

REVIEW: Passion, Drama, and Patriotism in "The Battlle of Legnano"
By June LeBell
February 28, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/passion-drama-and-patriotism-battle-legnano

Sarasota Opera to Celebrate the Final Season of the Verdi Cycle in Style
By Wynne Delacoma
February 24, 2016
http://southfloridaclassicalreview.com/2016/02/sarasota-opera-to-celebrate-the-final-season-of-verdi-cycle-in-style/

Sarasota Opera reaches final notes of 28 year Verdi Cycle
By Jay Handelman
February 19, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/02/19/sarasota-opera-reaches-final-notes-of-28-year-verdi-cycle/

Orchestrating 'Aida'
By Nick Friedman
February 10, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/orchestrating-aida

Sarasota Opera caps unique Verdi project
By Mike Silverman
February 10, 2016
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/sarasota-opera-caps-unique-verdi-project-36832178

Sarasota Opera stages Beethoven's 'Fidelio' 
By Marty Clear
February 10, 2016
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/marty-clear/article59631791.html

OPERA REVIEW: 'Cosi fan tutte' hits all its marks
By Gayle Williams
February 7, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/02/07/opera-review-cosi-fan-tutte-hits-all-its-marks/

Beethoven's first -- and last -- opera
By Carrie Seidman
February 6, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/02/06/beethovens-first-and-last-opera/

Sarasota Opera launches new website to celebrate Verdi Cycle 
Broadway World
February 5, 2016
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/Sarasota-Opera-Launches-New-Website-to-Celebrate-Verdi-Cycle-20160205

Sarasota Opera adds a performance of 'Aida'
By Jay Handelman
February 4, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/02/04/sarasota-opera-adds-a-performance-of-aida/

Military Officers Association of America luncheon features opera performances
Herald Tribune
February 4, 2016
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160204/ARTICLE/160209833

Grand Ovation brings the arts outdoors to Lakewood Ranch for 9th year
By James A. Jones, Jr.
February 4, 2016
http://www.bradenton.com/latest-news/article58374558.html

REVIEW: 'Aida' worth the wait
By Richard Storm
January 31, 2016
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160131/ARTICLE/160139942

Military Officers Association is entertained by the Sarasota Opera Studio Artists
Tampa Bay News Wire
January 31, 2016
http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2016/01/31/military-officers-association-is-entertained-by-the-sarasota-opera-studio-artists-42826

Mozart, opera style
Herald Tribune
January 30, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/01/30/mozart-opera-style/

Victor DeRenzi: At the end of the Verdi journey
By Gregory Stephanich
January 29, 2016
http://palmbeachartspaper.com/index.php/3096-victor-derenzi-at-the-end-of-the-verdi-journey.html

City introduces 'Verdi Place' outside Sarasota Opera House
By Jay Handelman
January 29, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/01/29/city-introduces-verdi-place-outside-sarasota-opera-house/

'Aida' completes the Verdi Cycle for Sarasota Opera
By Marty Clear
January 29, 2016
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/marty-clear/article57361633.html

Dance like an Egyptian - Miro Magloire and choreographing for Aida
By Marina Harss
January 28, 2016
http://dancetabs.com/2016/01/dance-like-an-egyptian-miro-magloire-and-choreographing-for-aida/

Sarasota Opera to be honored with street renaming
By Sherri Lonon
January 28, 2016
http://patch.com/florida/sarasota/sarasota-opera-be-honored-street-renaming-0

City renames Pineapple Avenue in honor of Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle
By Nick Friedman
January 27, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/city-renames-pineapple-avenue-honor-sarasota-operas-verdi-cycle

'Aida' sets love among the pyramids at Sarasota Opera
By Jay Handelman
January 22, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/01/22/aida-sets-love-among-the-pyramids-at-sarasota-opera/

Black Tie Tales
By Molly Schechter
January 20, 2016
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/black-tie-tales-012116

Sarasota Opera Gala Sponsor Party
By Cliff Roles
January 14, 2016
https://cliffroles.smugmug.com/Events-Functions/Sarasota-Opera-Gala-Sponsor/

Behind the Scenes: Sarasota Opera
Wendy Weisman
January 2016
http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2016/1/Departments/Behind_the_Scenes__Sarasota_Opera.html#.Vpr2O2BJdPE.facebook

25 Best Things to do in Sarasota, Florida
By Vacationidea.com 
December 16, 2015
http://vacationidea.com/florida/best-things-to-do-in-sarasota-fl.html#slide19

Fine Arts Soceity Honors Sarasota Opera
By Nick Reichert
December 9, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/fine-arts-society-sarasota-honors-sarasota-opera

Birkenstocks, ball gowns and how to sell the opera
By Mark Gordon
December 4, 2015
http://www.businessobserverfl.com/section/detail/birkenstocks-and-ball-gowns/

Sarasota Youth Opera stands and sings out against bullying
By Nick Reichert
November 11, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-youth-opera-stands-and-sings-out-against-bullying

MUSIC REVIEW: Sobering history, beautiful music
By Gayle Williams
November 9, 2015
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2015/11/09/music-review-sobering-history-beautiful-music/

Childrens opera gets new intro
By Carrie Seidman
November 9, 2015
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2015/11/09/childrens-opera-gets-new-intro/

Sarasota Opera gets pumped up for Aida
By Nick Reichert
November 4, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-opera-gets-pumped-aida

No bravura, just brawn
By Carrie Seidman
November 4, 2015
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2015/11/04/no-bravura-just-brawn/

Maestro DeRenzi and Sarasota Opera artists present highlights from Puccini's "La boheme"
Classical WSMR 89.1FM
October 28, 2015
http://www.wusf.usf.edu/sites/default/files/podcast/Classical%20Performance%20-%20Sarasota%20Opera%20-%20102815.mp3

Sarasota in the Spotlight - AAA World Magazine
By Theresa Medoff
November/December 2015
http://www.sarasotaopera.org/uploadedFiles/section_5/AAA_World_magazine_Article.pdf

Audiences Keep Flocking to "La boheme"
By Jay Handelman
October 25, 2015
http://www.ticketsarasota.com/2015/10/24/audiences-keep-flocking-to-la-boheme/

Veni, Verdi, Vici: Sarasota Opera Conquers Verdi Cycle 
By Nick Reichert
October 14, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/veni-verdi-vici-sarasota-opera-conquers-verdi-cycle

Sarasota Opera to Complete Verdi Cycle
By Martin Clear
August 2, 2015
http://www.bradenton.com/2015/08/02/5921243/sarasota-opera-to-complete-verdi.html

Sarasota Opera Announces Principal Singers for 2015/16 Season
By Jay Handelman
July 31, 2015
http://www.ticketsarasota.com/2015/07/31/sarasota-opera-announces-principal-singers-for-2015-16-season/

Sarasota Opera announces cast and creative team or the last year of the Verdi Cycle
By Nick Reichert
July 28, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/sarasota-opera-announces-cast-and-creative-team-last-year-verdi-cycle

THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA, and More Set for Sarasota Operas 2015-16 Season
By Opera News Desk
July 28, 2015
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/THE-BATTLE-OF-LEGNANO-AIDA-and-More-Set-for-Sarasota-Operas-2015-16-Season-Casting-Announced-20150728

An Opera Camper for a Day
By Nick Reichert
June 22, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/opera-camper-day

A local summer program helps any student ages 8 to 18 to learn one of the most intimidating forms of art: Opera
By Nick Reichert
June 3, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/summer-stage

Sarasota County Commission Approves 2016 Arts Grants 
By Nick Reichert
June 3, 2015
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-county-commission-approves-2016-arts-grants

Sarasota Opera Visits Verdi as Profiled by ABC 7:
Part 4: Busseto, Villa Verdi, and Parma
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/sarasota-opera-verdi-adventure-part-busseto-villa-verdi-and-parma/article_89a6266c-0939-11e5-87e3-bb289b96037a.html

Part 3: Milan, Parma, and the Teatro Regio
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/sarasota-opera-verdi-adventure-part-milan-parma-and-the-teatro/article_7f605ff0-03c7-11e5-925a-f763f5ffe440.html

Part 2: Turandot at La Scala
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/sarasota-opera-verdi-adventure-part-turandot-at-la-scala/article_1d22a89c-03c8-11e5-9079-231649fccd93.html

Part 1: Sarasota Opera Kicks Off Completion of the Verdi Cycle with a Trip to Italy
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/sarasota-opera-kicks-off-completion-of-the-verdi-cycle-with/article_07a0d6bc-03c6-11e5-bc35-9b5d19229d02.html

Sarasota Youth Opera Singers to perform Sunday Night at St. Boniface Church
By Susan Rife
April 23, 2015
http://www.ticketsarasota.com/2015/04/23/sarasota-youth-opera-singers-to-perform-sunday-night-at-st-boniface-church/

opera is ultimately a story both about money and about the one thing in all the world it is said that money cannot buy — love.