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Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

To teach his nephew, Ernesto, a lesson, Don Pasquale wants to marry a young woman and produce an heir. But losing the inheritance would prevent Ernesto and his beloved Norina from being happy together. That’s when the clever Dr. Malatesta helps with a plan that will save the day, bringing the two young lovers and Don Pasquale all together into one happy family.

October 28, November 2, 7, and 10 at 7:30 p.m.
October 30 and November 13 at 1:30 p.m.

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The Secret World of Og

Dean Burry (Sarasota Youth Opera production)

Sarasota Youth Opera will perform this operatic adaptation of the well-known children's book by Canadian icon Pierre Berton. Discover the classic story of a group of siblings who venture into the dark subterranean world of the Ogs to rescue their baby brother and cat. This story has been a favorite with Canadian children since the sixties.

November 12, 2016 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

From her little house on a hill overlooking the Nagasaki port, with a little boy at her side, Butterfly awaits the return of her beloved. Three years earlier, at the tender age of fifteen, she married Pinkerton, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, and now he’s back to break her heart. Filled with Puccini’s most expansive melodies, Madama Butterfly is at the top of a very short list of most performed and best loved operas of all times.

February 11 at 7 p.m.
February 16, 22, 25, 28, March 10, 17, 21 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
February 19 and March 5 at 1:30 p.m.

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The Italian Girl in Algiers

Gioachino Rossini

Lindoro’s attempts to escape Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, have all been in vain. To top it off, he is now faced with a hand-me-down bride instead of his missing beloved, Isabella. But a unique turn of events brings Isabella right where she needs to be to save her lost fiancé. And she knows exactly how to get them out of this bind.

February 18, 21, 23, March 3, 18 at 7:30 p.m.
February 26, March 25 at 1:30 p.m.

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Dialogues of the Carmelites

Francis Poulenc

During the French Revolution’s infamous "Reign of Terror," follow the story of Blanche de la Force as she dedicates her life to God’s service by joining a Carmelite order. As the story unfolds, the revolution threatens to destroy all that’s most sacred to the nuns. Blanche’s journey will lead her to learn the true meaning of faith.

March 4, 7, 15 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.
March 12 and 18 at 1:30 p.m.

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The Love of Three Kings

Italo Montemezzi

One of opera’s most passionate stories has music to match in this early 20th century masterpiece. Forced to marry Manfredo, the son of the man who conquered her country, Princess Fiora’s heart belongs to Avito. The two lovers have been meeting in secret, but they are playing a dangerous game, as the blind King Archibaldo grows suspicious.

March 11, 14, 16, and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
March 19 and 26 at 1:30 p.m.

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