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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Associate Director of Development:
Claire Ryan
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Corporate and Special Events Officer:
Michael Ayres
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Individual Giving Administrator:
Brenda Tamm
941-366-8450, ext. 250

Development Assistant:
Elizabeth Valkanas
941-366-8450, ext. 231

Sarasota Opera
Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Enjoy your own place at the opera house …


The Simonsen & Montminy Opera Club, a lounge on the second floor, is a place where you can relax, have a drink and meet other opera fans at each production. The Opera Club is open one hour and fifteen minutes before each of our ticketed performances and through each intermission.

Experience all of the amenities this lounge has to offer, such as:

• Complimentary wine, coffee and soft drinks
• Private Members Only restrooms
• Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts
• 6 guest passes to be used during the season
• Access to a private cash bar

*Those who give a STAR gift at the Regent level or higher can enjoy a significant membership discount!

Opera Club members become fast friends

Join today and experience what the Opera Club has to offer!

Click here to purchase your membership.