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Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists to Present Fall Concert

October 10, 2009

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

For the very first time, Sarasota Opera will present its Fall Apprentice Artists in concert, Tuesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. These artists, who will be singing the choruses in Sarasota Opera’s Fall Season performances of Verdi’s tragic opera La traviata, will perform solos and ensembles from operas and operettas in a variety of languages including Italian, French, and English, including concert pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Victor Herbert, Donizetti, Bellini, Tchaikovsky, Britten and Berlioz. Roger L. Bingaman, Chorus Master and the Director of Apprentice Artist Program, will accompany the singers with piano on the stage in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theater of the Sarasota Opera House.
Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now. For tickets or more information, call the box office at (941) 366-8450, ext. 1, or visit the Sarasota Opera web site at