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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

Sarasota Opera Guild Events 2018-19

December 2018

The 34th Poinsettia Luncheon: Diamonds are a Guild's Best Friend
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11 a.m.
The Bird Key Yacht Club 
Enjoy a delicious lunch and a spectacular fashion show of glittering gowns and jewels in a beautiful venue. Take the opportunity to win a Diamond Necklace. Kick off the holiday season and support Sarasota Opera.
$65 per person; $100 for a patron.

January 2019

Prologue - The Magic Flute
January 14, 2019
Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota
An introduction to the opera by Jesse Martins, conductor

Social & Singers - General Meeting
January 15, 2019 at 9:45 am 
Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota
Free and open to the public

Understanding the Libretto
January 24, 2018
Charles Schwab, 100 UTC Drive, University Town Centre

Broadway and TV actor Alan Brasington and three Asolo Rep Guild Play Readers, read excerpts from the librettos of Rita and Susanna's Secret to show how operas grow from a story to what is sung and orchestrated.



The Sarasota Opera Guild was organized to foster, promote, and increase knowledge and appreciation of opera in the community in conjunction with Sarasota Opera; to encourage and assist young singers; and to sponsor projects to raise funds for the opera.
For more information on joining the Sarasota Opera Guild, please contact David Chivas, 941-408-0613.