Sarasota Opera Invites Community to Open House

October 6, 2008

Contact: Richard Russell, Director of Marketing
(941) 366-8450 ext. 245

Patricia G. Horwell, Communications Officer
(941) 366-8450 ext. 332

Every day people walk or drive past the Sarasota Opera House, but many have never ventured inside. Many are curious about the recent changes to the historic building but have not yet had a chance to see it. On Monday, October 27, the community is invited to visit the recently renovated theater during a Sarasota Opera “Open” House.

The Open House will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. During the evening, visitors will enjoy opera, operetta and musical theater selections performed throughout the building by artists from Sarasota Opera’s Fall Season. William Gustafson, the director of Sarasota Opera’s upcoming production of The Barber of Seville will be on hand to answer questions. And the curious will get a behind-the-scenes look by taking a backstage tour. The first 1,000 guests will receive a special gift. Light refreshments will be served.

Sarasota Opera House is at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota. Reservations are not necessary although they are requested so adequate preparations can be made. Please call (941) 366-8450, ext. 502 or email openhouse@sarasotaopera.org with the number of people coming.

Sarasota Opera will present The Barber of Seville, November 7, 12, and 14 at 8 p.m. and November 9 and 16 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available now either at the Box Office in the Deane Allyn Pavilion of the Sarasota Opera House, or by calling (941) 366-8450, ext. 1. The box office is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ticket kiosk in the lobby of the Opera House will be open during the October 27 Open House.
This Open House is made possible by the Ohlman Dailey Group of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.