Our Theater

Sarasota Opera owns and performs in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The building has recently undergone a $20-million rehabilitation to restore the beauty of the 1920's theater, while creating an up-to-date opera house for the 21st century.

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Howard Tsvi Kaplan has been resident costume designer for Sarasota Opera since 1998. He has designed costumes for more than twenty productions, most recently Rigoletto, La rondine, I due Foscari, Così fan tutte, Halka, Attila, The Marriage of Figaro, I masnadieri, Don Giovanni, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Stiffelio, Lakmé, Die Zauberflöte, Werther, Il corsaro, Die Fledermaus, L’amore dei tre re, Alzira, and Les Pêcheurs de perles.

He has designed extensively for both theater and opera companies, including Kentucky Opera, Virginia Stage, Olney, Lake George Opera and Tennessee Repertory. Recent assignments include I Puritani and Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Baltimore Opera and Così fan tutte for Kentucky Opera. For the Asolo Center, where he was Resident Costume Designer for many years, he designed the costumes for Born Yesterday and Hay Fever, for which he won a Handy award.

The productions designed for Sarasota Opera have been critically lauded and many are available for rental. Visit the links to the left to see some of the available costumes.

For more information:
Steve Grair, Director of Production
941-366-8450 ext. 525