SARASOTA OPERA TO OFFER THREE OUTSTANDING CONCERTS
March 6, 2012
Sam Lowry, Communications Officer
SARASOTA OPERA TO PRESENT THREE OUTSTANDING CONCERTS
Sarasota Apprentice Artists/Youth Opera Concert
March 10, 2012, 1:30pm
The Artists Concert
March 18, 2012, 8:00pm
Maestro DeRenzi’s 30th Season Concert and Gala
March 25, 2012, 7:00pm
Sarasota Apprentice Artists/Youth Opera Concert March 10, 2012, 1:30pm
The 2012 Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artists will be joined on stage Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:30pm, by the outstanding 60 voice Sarasota Youth Opera Chorus at the Sarasota Opera House. They will present an afternoon of glorious arias, scenes and choruses from some of the most popular operas in the repertoire. Chosen from national auditions, the 24 participants in the Apprentice Artists Program form the chorus for the main stage opera productions, perform community outreach programs, understudy principal roles as well as perform secondary roles on the mainstage. The Sarasota Youth Opera Chorus, ranging in age from 8 – 18, has received great accolades for their work in this season’s production of Carmen. The Herald Tribune stated, “…the Youth Opera chorus was simply wonderful”, and Albert Cohen from ProOpera wrote, “…the children’s chorus was outstanding.” Tickets are $10 per person or $30 per family and can be purchased at www.sarasotaopera.org or by calling the box office at (941) 328-1300.
Artists Concert March 18, 2012, 8:00pm
A Sarasota Opera tradition! Join the Winter Opera Festival Principal and Studio Artists as they step out of their operatic roles for an evening to perform arias and scenes of their own choosing, ranging from Opera to Broadway, on the Sarasota Opera main stage. This annual concert offers a wonderful opportunity for Sarasota Opera patrons to get to enjoy a new side of the musical personalities of these great artists. Tickets range from $15 - $40 and can be purchased at www.sarasotaopera.org or by calling the box office at (941) 328-1300.
Maestro DeRenzi’s 30th Season Gala March 25, 2012, 7:00pm
The 2011-2012 Season marks Maestro DeRenzi’s 30th season as Artistic Director of Sarasota Opera. This monumental achievement will be celebrated with a gala celebration and concert featuring Sarasota Opera Artists, Sarasota Youth Opera and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra which will close out the 2011-2012 Season. A gala dinner will begin at 5pm in the Peterson Great Room of the Sarasota Opera House followed by Maestro’s 30th Season Concert at 7pm. Dessert and tributes will resume in the Peterson Great Room following the concert. Tickets for the concert range from $25 - $100 and can be purchased online at www.sarasotaopera.org or by calling the box office at (941) 328-1300. For information on the gala dinner, contact Jennifer Simms, Special Events Coordinator, at (941) 366-8450, ext. 402.