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Development Contacts

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

Individual Giving Officer:
Rachel Assi
rassi@sarasotaopera.org 
941-366-8450, ext. 253

Corporate & Special Events Officer:
Jennifer Simms
jsimms@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 402

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

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

Sarasota Opera Guild

Upcoming Events

April

April 22 9:45 AM Sarasota Opera Guild: General Meeting

All upcoming events

SOG Contact Info

Barbara O’Connor, President

phone: (941) 374-2914

email: SOGPRES@comcast.net

SOG Newsletter 

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
  • To sponsor projects to raise funds for the opera

General Meetings

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

Meetings are held in the Peterson Great Room of the Sarasota Opera House or in David Cohen Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.

Opera Prologues

Opera Prologues are held on Monday evenings in October and January at 7:15pm at the Unity Church of Sarasota at 3023 Proctor Road and are followed by refreshments. Donation for each session is $10 (4 tickets for $32.00 in advance), includes wine and appetizers following the program..

Events

 A variety of small and large events are hosted by SOG and SOG members throughout the year. 

  • New Member Coffees: SOG members open their homes to welcome new members. New members can enjoy making new friends and learning more about SOG and Sarasota Opera.
  • Fundraisers: SOG hosts a wide variety of events. All money raised by SOG helps support the activities of the Sarasota Opera through direct contributions to programs and artists scholarships. Some of these events include the Poinsettia Luncheon and Fashion Show in December, the annual Sweetheart Luncheon and Reception in February, the Fall Party in November, and the Spring Fling in March.

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!

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Membership Year:
June through May

Regular Member: Single $45.00; Couple $60.00

Sustaining Member: Single $55.00; Couple $80.00

RENEWABLE EACH JUNE