Calendar Icon

Click to view the Season Calendar.

Thank you to our Opera Season Sponsor

5/3 Bank 


Keep in touch with Sarasota Opera by signing up for our Email Newsletter.


Download our new brochure for full information about the upcoming 2014-15 season. You need Adobe Reader to view this document.

2014-15 Season Brochure


Find your seat!  Download the Sarasota Opera House seating chart.

Sarasota Opera House Seating Chart (PDF) 


Follow the daily activities of Sarasota Opera by reading What's New at Sarasota Opera: the Sarasota Opera Blog. This interactive blog is updated on a regular basis.

The Golden Cockerel

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Opera in three acts
  • Libretto by Vladimir Belsky from Alexander Pushkin's 1834 Poem the Tale of the Golden Cockerel
  • Sarasota Opera Premiere
  • New production created by Sarasota Opera
  • Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Pre-performance talks 45 minutes before the start of each performance


Sung in Russian with English titles projected above the stage.

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov was famous for his ability to produce rich and exotic melodies as well as masterful orchestral textures, such as in his treasured orchestral masterpiece, Scheherazade. Already in his late years, but captivated by a poem by Pushkin, the Russian master was compelled to write The Golden Cockerel. The opera tells the story of the bumbling King Dodon who enlists the help of a magical golden cockerel to protect his country from attack. However, the poor King and his land fall prey to the seductive powers of his adversary, The Queen of Shemakha.

Performance Schedule

March, 2015

Cast and Production Team

Production Team