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Sarasota Opera Hosts 'LGBT Night at the Opera' on March 12

Wine and Cheese social hour precedes performance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leconcavallo’s Pagliacci

February 25, 2010

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

Sarasota Opera announces its first special event for members of the LGBT community and those who support them on Friday, March 12.  “LGBT Night at the Opera” starts at 7 p.m. with a pre-show wine and cheese mix and mingle in the Peterson Great Room in the Sarasota Opera House Pavilion hosted by Sarasota Opera Artistic Administrator Greg Trupiano.
Attendees will then move into the Sarasota Opera House for a performance of the double-bill of Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. These two one-act operas portray peasant life in southern Italy. The raw emotions of works are depicted in some of opera’s most passionate and popular music including the famous tenor aria “Vesti la giubba.” 
A special discounted ticket price of $75 seat includes the wine and cheese reception and an orchestra seat for the opera.
Tickets and more information are available by calling the box office at (941) 366-8450, ext. 1 and mentioning LGBT night. Tickets may also be purchased on the internet at by using promotion code LGBTOpera.