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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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2009 Press Releases

October - December

December 17

Sarasota Opera Awarded NEA Grant

December 12

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

December 10

Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival to feature Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco

November 9

Sarasota Youth Opera to perform Winter Concert

November 2

Last Call for Runners!

October 29

Announcing Sarasota Opera Days in South County

October 12 11:00 AM

Sarasota Opera Joins with Sarasota Orchestra for Fall Opera Production
La traviata to Open October 30 at Sarasota Opera House

October 12 10:00 AM

Sarasota Opera to Present Free Concerts - Thursdays at Four

October 10

Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists to Present Fall Concert
July - September

September 17

Sarasota Opera Artists Get ‘Up Close’
Tickets to this Intimate Event Are Limited to 150

September 15

Sarasota Opera Expands Fall Season with Verdi’s La traviata

August 11

Sarasota Opera Website Now Offers ‘Choose Your Own Seat’
Patrons of Sarasota Opera now have the ability to choose their own seats when ordering tickets at the opera’s web site

July 13

Become a Member of Sarasota Youth Opera
Countless Performance Opportunities Available to Singers During 2009-2010 Season
April - June

June 15

Audience Favorites Return to Perform in Fall Opera Season

April 21 10:00 AM

Sarasota Opera Participates in New Twitter Contest: #OperaPlot
Win a pair of tickets to one of over 20 international opera houses by summarizing an opera plot in less than 140 words

April 6

Sarasota Youth Opera to Go on Tour
Singers Will Perform for Students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

April 2

Sarasota Opera Announces 2009-2010 Season
Fall Season returns with La traviata. Winter Opera Festival includes rarely heard Giovanna d'Arco by Verdi
January - March

March 2

Sarasota Opera to Hold Free Concerts in March

February 23

Celebrate 25 Years of Sarasota Youth Opera

February 18

Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists Take Center Stage

February 16

Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz continues Sarasota Opera’s Masterwork Revival Series

February 9 11:00 AM

Victor DeRenzi conducts his 500th Sarasota Opera Performance

January 13 10:00 AM

Sarasota Opera Opens its 50th Season

January 8

Celebrate Sarasota Opera’s 50th Season with Opening Gala
Sarasota Opera will celebrate its 50th Season with the most anticipated event of the year, the Opening Gala!

January 6

Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Orchestra offer the community a free afternoon of music and fun
Sarasota's leading musical organizations throw a musical party in downtown Sarasota on January 18 at the Sarasota Opera House

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 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...
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.

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