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2017 Press Releases

October - December

October 24

Sarasota Opera Announces Cast Change for Fall Opera
Tenor Andrew Surrena steps in to the role of Alfredo in Verdi's La traviata
July - September

September 13

Sarasota Opera Postpones “Taste of Downtown” Festival to September 30th

September 12

Post Hurricane Irma, Sarasota Opera set to Resume Regularly Scheduled Programming

August 15

Tickets on Sale Now for Sarasota Opera's 4th Annual "Taste of Downtown" Food & Wine Festival

August 8

Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School announce an inaugural collaboration for the 2017-18 season

July 24

Sarasota Opera Announces New Series "Classic Movies at the Opera House”
The Circus Arts Conservatory to help re-create circus magic at opening showing of “The Greatest Show on Earth”

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2010 Press Releases

October - December

December 14

Sarasota Opera to celebrate its American Classics initiative

December 13

Become a member of Sarasota Youth Opera
Enrollment now open for ages 8 and up

December 8

Give the Gift of Opera!

December 6

Sarasota Youth Opera members cast in La bohème on the main stage

November 8

The American Spiritual Ensemble to Perform at Sarasota Opera House
Concerts and Special Dinner will Honor Executive Director, Susan T. Danis

October 25

Baubles, Bids & Bubbles at Sarasota Opera House

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2008 Press Releases

October - December

December 18

Be Part of Sarasota Youth Opera’s 25th Year
Enrollment Now Open for All Ages 8 and Up

November 24

Sarasota Youth Opera to Perform in Winter Concert
The Sarasota Youth Opera will perform its first concert of the season at Unity Church of Sarasota, on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m.

October 10 10:00 AM

Sarasota Opera launches its first Fall Opera Season on November 7 with The Barber of Seville
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi will conduct this perennial favorite in the company’s first ever Fall Opera Production

October 9

Sarasota Opera Partners with Ear Research Foundation
Hear & Now Fundraising Event to take Place at Sarasota Opera House

October 6

Sarasota Opera Invites Community to Open House
April - June

April 21

Don’t Miss the U.S. Premiere of Dean Burry’s The Hobbit
Sarasota Youth Opera members are in the final weeks of rehearsal for the upcoming U.S. premiere of Dean Burry's The Hobbit...

April 14

Sarasota Opera Announces Its 50th Season
Sarasota Opera celebrates its 50th Season in 2008-2009 with four new productions, a return of its most critically acclaimed production, and an expansion of its season.

April 9

Susan T. Danis ‘Knows Where She’s Going’
Susan T. Danis, Executive Director of Sarasota Opera, will be honored by Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County...
January - March

March 24

Sarasota Youth Opera to Hold Summer Workshop
Young people ages 8 to 18 may enroll now in Sarasota Youth Opera’s Summer Workshop to be held June 9-27, 2008.

March 20

Apprentice Artists in Opera Scenes
In April, Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists will take center stage at the Opera House...

March 18

Venice Opera Guild Announces That It Is Disbanding
The Venice Opera Guild has announced today that it is disbanding.

March 17

Sarasota Opera Offers Free Performances this Spring
As part of its commitment to our community, Sarasota Opera will hold free concerts...

March 11 5:00 PM

Author Dennis Romano Will Give Free Talk on the Historical Subject of Verdi's I due Foscari
Dennis Romano author of "The Likeness of Venice: A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari, 1373-1457" will give a talk about the historical Francesco Foscari...

March 11

Opera Prelude Dinners Cancelled

January 31

Sarasota Youth Opera Enrolls 100 Singers
Sarasota Opera is happy to announce that 100 young people are enrolled in Sarasota Youth Opera for the Spring Session...

January 30

Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation
The Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation has awarded $19,750 in support of Sarasota Opera’s Building on the Vision campaign...

January 24

Sarasota Opera House Re-Opens with a Once-In-A-Lifetime Gala on March 1, 2008
Following its $20 million renovation and restoration the historic theater reopens with Verdi's Rigoletto followed by a Gala Celebration.

January 17

Sarasota Opera Announces Studio Artist Award Recipients
Sarasota Opera has announced that the recipients of the 2007-2008 Daniel R. Mandelker and Marlene N. Harris Returning Studio Artist Awards...

2007 Press Releases

October - December

November 27 10:00 AM

Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice Awards $100,000 for Renovation of Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota Opera has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. The proceeds of the grant will be used towards the costs of the ongoing $20 million renovation of the Sarasota Opera House.