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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
sridenour@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Individual Giving Officer:
Amanda Chandler
achandler@sarasotaopera.org 
941-366-8450, ext. 250

Senior Manager, Special Events & Sponsorship:
Jennifer Simms
jsimms@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Development Associate:
Claire Wallace
cwallace@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Grants Officer:
Betsy Dane
bdane@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 253

Executive & Development Assistant:
Brenda Tamm
btamm@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 538

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

Sarasota Opera Guild Events 2015-16


September 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 9:45 am
Social & Singers
Peterson Great Room, Sarasota Opera House


October 2015

Wednesday, October 7,  7 pm
Piano Concert Feat. Richard And Stacy Ridenour
Felding Hall, Sarasota Opera House

Tuesday, October 20, 9:45 am
Social & Singers
David Cohen Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center

Monday, October 26, 7:15 Pm
Prologue—La Bohème
Unity Church of Sarasota


November 2015

Monday, November 9,4 pm
Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco (Lecture)
Herald-Tribune Building

Tuesday, November 17, 9:45 am
Social & Singers
Peterson Great Room, Sarasota Opera House


December 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 11:30 am
Poinsettia Luncheon
Michael’s On East


January 2016

Monday, January 11, 7:15 pm
Prologue, Aida
Unity Church of Sarasota

Monday, January 18, 7:15 pm
Prologue, Così Fan Tutte
Unity Church of Sarasota

Tuesday, January 19, 9:45 am
Social & Singers
David Cohen Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center

Monday, January 25, 7:15 pm
Prologue, Fidelio
Unity Church of Sarasota


February 2016

Monday, February 1, 7:15 pm
Prologue, The Battle Of Legnano
Unity Church of Sarasota

Friday, February 5, 4-6 pm
Opera And Art (Lecture)
Herald-Tribune Building

Tuesday, February 16, 9:45 am
Social & Singers
David Cohen Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center

Thursday, February 25, 5-7 pm
Villains And Victims (Lecture)
Charles Schwab Meeting Room, Main Street, Sarasota


March 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 9:45 am
Social & Singers
Jewish Congregation of Venice


April 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 4-6 pm
Opera Trivia Night

Peterson Great Room, Sarasota Opera House

Tuesday, April 19, 5:30-8:30 pm
Celebration And Installation Dinner
The Field Club, Sarasota

Friday, April 29, 4:30-7:30 pm
Sarasota Opera Guild Picnic

Turtle Beach, Siesta Key