FAMILY DAY at the Opera House!

Saturday, August 19, 2023 

12 - 2 Pm -  It's FREE!

We hope you and your family enjoyed this event to see what Sarasota Youth Opera is all about!

To view and download your photos from our FAMILY DAY PHOTO BOOTH, click here on Monday, Aug. 21.

The whole Opera House will be abuzz with activities – you can hear the Youth Opera sing, attend a "Find Your Own Opera Voice" singing session, join in fun acting games, and take a tour of the opera house. You can even get creative and make some props, have fun at the wig and makeup demonstration, explore the beautiful costumes, and more! 

This fall, our youth performers will present Benjamin Britten's The Little Sweep on the Sarasota Opera House stage, complete with professional sets, costumes, and orchestra!

The fall program starts on August 15th, and auditions for the lead roles will be held on August 22 and 24. No prior experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome to be a part of the fun! This opera tells the story about a group of children who, with the help of a kind nursery maid, work to free a young chimney sweep apprentice from his cruel master and send him back to his family. 

For more information on our fall session and to enroll in the program, visit