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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

SOG Contact Info

Anne Waller, President


Sarasota Opera Guild Newsletter    

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Sarasota Opera Guild is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to:

  • Foster, promote and increase the appreciation and desire for opera in the community in conjunction with the Sarasota Opera Association
  • Encourage and assist young singers
  • Sponsor projects to raise funds for the opera

General Meetings- Social and Singers

From September through May, members and guests are invited to attend SOG's Social and Singers. These monthly meetings, generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, begin with refreshments at 9:45 AM followed by a short business meeting and a specially selected musical program featuring outstanding musical selections presented by the Sarasota Opera Association and performed by Sarasota Opera Singers.

Opera Prologues

Opera Prologues provide insightful background on the season's Sarasota Opera performances. The Prologues are held on Monday evenings in October and January at 7:15 pm at the Unity Church of Sarasota at 3023 Proctor Road. Donation for each session is $15, which includes wine and appetizers following the program.


 A variety of educational and fun events are hosted throughout the year. Some of these include:

  • Poinsettia Luncheon: Sarasota Opera Guild's biggest fundraiser every December.
  • Fundraisers: All money raised by SOG helps support the activities of the Sarasota Opera through direct contributions to programs and artists scholarships. See the calendar of events. 
  • Summer Salons: A lovely lunch with entertainment by musical masters.  

You are invited to join...

An organization whose membership represents a broad spectrum of interests and talents. Members come from every walk of life and include opera stars from internationally known opera houses. 

Whether your interest is creative, administrative or just enjoying good music, we welcome you to join this exciting organization!


Membership Year: June through May

Regular Member: Single $60.00; Couple $85.00

Patron: Single $85.00; Couple $115.00