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Bring Your Children to Sarasota Opera

Childcare for Toddlers Available at March 13 Matinee

February 18, 2010

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

Parents who are bringing their older children to see the March 13 matinee performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel won’t have to worry about where they are going to leave the two-year-old. In order to make this performance truly family-oriented, Sarasota Opera is providing free childcare for toddlers and up. A limited number of childcare spots are available however and must be reserved by calling the Box Office, at (941) 366-8450, ext. 1. Babysitting is available only for children of ticket holders to this performance. The opera will be sung in English, and in addition the English text will still be shown above the stage.
Tickets for the March 13 matinee and five other performances of Hansel and Gretel, which opens February 27, are still available and start at $19.  Other operas to be performed in repertory during the Festival, which runs through March 21, are Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci by Mascagni and Leoncavallo respectively, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco. Tickets are available now at the Box Office in the Deane Allyn Pavilion of the Sarasota Opera House, by phone at (941) 366-8450, ext. 1, or online at The box office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and through the first intermission on performance evenings in the Lobby Box Office.