Giuseppe Verdi's 200th Birthday Celebration
Thursday, October 10, 2014
At 5pm on Thursday, October 10, join us at the Sarasota Opera House to celebrate the 200th Birthday of Sarasota’s favorite opera composer, with fun for the whole family!
There will be ongoing special events, chats, and tours throughout the celebration, including the chance to meet some of our stage directors and costume and makeup staff.
Here's a sneak preview of the scheduled Program of Events:
Learn the music and poetry of the chorus from Verdi’s Nabucco, “Va, pensiero,” in preparation for the community sing of this selection that concludes the event
Backstage tours of the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre
Sarasota Opera Studio and Apprentice Artists perform
Greetings by Richard Russell, Executive Director and Victor DeRenzi, Artistic Director / Sarasota Opera Principal and Studio Artists and Youth Opera Chorus perform music by Giuseppe Verdi / Raffle drawing / Singing of “Happy Birthday, Verdi”
6:55pm–7pm in The William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre
Community sing of Verdi’s chorus from Nabucco, “Va, pensiero”
Don’t forget to get your Verdi’s 200th Birthday Cupcake as you exit the theater! 4pm–5pm Selby Public Library Start the celebration early with special exhibits & performances by Sarasota Opera artists.
PLUS 4pm–5pm Selby Public Library
Start the celebration early with special exhibits & performances by Sarasota Opera artists!
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