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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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2016 Press Releases

October - December

November 10

Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation

October 11

Pulitzer Prize Winning Librettist Mark Campbell to speak at Sarasota Opera House
July - September

August 24

Tickets Now On-Sale for Sarasota Opera's 3rd Annual "A Taste of Downtown" Food & Wine Festival

August 22

Sarasota Opera Announces New Appointments to Artistic and Administrative Staff

August 10

Sarasota Opera Announces Next Youth Opera World Premiere

July 20

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
April - June

June 14

Victor DeRenzi Knighted by the Italian Government

May 12

Sarasota Opera Receives $20,000 Art Works Award from National Endowment of the Arts

April 26

Sarasota Youth Opera Now Enrolling for 2016 Summer Camp

April 12

Sarasota Opera announces line-up for 2016 HD at the Opera House series
January - March

March 1

Sarasota Opera Announces 2016/2017 Season

February 16

Sarasota Opera to close Verdi Cycle with Verdi Festival

February 4

Sarasota Opera Launches New Website Dedicated to The Verdi Cycle

February 2

Sarasota Opera announces 13th performance of AIDA

January 25

Pineapple Avenue to be re-named "Verdi Place"

January 14

Sarasota Opera Opens 57th Season on January 30th

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...

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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.