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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

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

Co-Producer Levels ($5,000 to $25,000) 

Become a Co-Producer and receive special access and benefits. A gift at one of the Co-Producer levels will mean that your name will be recognized with a specific opera production, ensures that you will be the first to learn about upcoming events and news, gives you personalized ticket service, and gives you exclusive access to the McCorkle Lounge on the third floor of the historic Sarasota Opera House.

STAR Contributor Levels ($50 to $4,999) 

Annual contributions enable us to bring artistic excellence from the main stage and into the community.  STAR contributors receive special benefits including a subscription to Libretto, our quarterly newsletter.  At higher levels you will receive a STAR lapel pin, subscription discounts, and admissions to dress rehearsals.

Verdi Circle Levels ($125, $250, $500)

Sarasota Opera has received international acclaim for our Verdi Cycle: a multi-year initiative to perform all of the works of Giuseppe Verdi.  Support this artistic vision with your gift to the Verdi Circle.

Sarasota Youth Opera Contributions 

Youth Opera Programs run year-round and touch thousands of young people in Sarasota and Manatee County. Your support helps introduce the next generation of opera lovers to the art form.

Please remember to ask your company if they have a matching gift program.