In the News

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2019-20 Season

The Sarasota Opera's 'Rigoletto' tells an emotional tale
By Edward Alley
November 4, 2019

Powerful 'Rigoletto' opens Sarasota Opera season
By Gayle Williams 
November 2, 2019

You've Heard This Song Before: La Donna E Mobile
By Jessica Lang
October 31, 2019

Sarasota Opera's new costume collection opens a wealth of possibilities
By Abby Weingarten
October 29, 2019

'Rigoletto' returns to Sarasota Opera with familiar cast
By Thomas Becnel
October 25, 2019

Sarasota Opera Unveils Trove of New Costumes
By Andrew Fabian
October 11, 2019

Sarasota Opera Acquires Major Opera Costume Collection
By Kay Kipling
October 8, 2019

Sarasota Opera purchases historic costume collection and announces $40 million campaign
By Jay Handelman
October 8, 2019

Sarasota Opera supporters dine out at Taste of Downtown
September 21, 2019

Sarasota Opera Gears Up for Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival
August 23, 2019

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Aug. 23-25
By Wade Tatangelo
August 23, 2019

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Aug. 22-28
By Illene Denton
August 22, 2019

This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Aug. 22
By Niki Kottmann
August 21, 2019

Sarasota Opera announces 2019-20 Season casting
By Lana Mullen
August 14, 2019

Familiar voices to fill Sarasota Opera season
By Jay Handelman
August 11, 2019

William Davenport & Hanna Brammer Among Stars of Sarasota
By David Salazar 
August 7, 2019

Sarasota artists, actors and musicians flee Florida for cooler northern fairs, festivals
By Thomas Becnel
June 23, 2019

2018-19 Season

Asolo Rep, Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Orchestra celebrate milestone season
By Niki Kottmann
March 20, 2019

BWW Review: Nabucco at Sarasota Opera
By Carolan Trbovich
March 18, 2019

Review: Rita/Susanna's Secret
By William S. Oser

Suncoast FYI: Sarasota Opera's Nabucco 
By Nancy O'Neil
March 15, 2019

Review: Nabucco 
By William S. Oser

Sarasota Opera's comedic double bill impresses with lively melodies 
By Edward Alley
March 11, 2019

Opera Review: Sarasota Opera triggers laughs with two rarely seen one-act comedies 
By Gayle Williams
March 10, 2019

Sarasota Opera: Preview of 'Susanna's Secret'
By Hallie Peilet
March 8, 2019

Sarasota Opera's unsung heroes rarely see the spotlight, but they're ready for it
By Marty Fugate
March 6, 2019

Sarasota Opera chorus shines as bright as principals in 'Nabucco'
By Edward Alley
March 4, 2019

Opera Review: 'Nabucco' brings Verdi back to Sarasota Opera's winter season
By Gayle Williams
March 3, 2019

Sarasota Opera goes for laughs with rare double bill
By Jay Handelman
March 3, 2019

Former Sarasota Youth Opera singer debuts in Sarasota Opera's performance of The Magic Flute
By Jessica Lang
March 1, 2019

Sarasota's Own Adelaide Boedecker Makes Her Sarasota Opera Professional Debut This Month
By Kay Kipling
February 28, 2019

The Suncoast is big on Verdi
By Samantha Sonner
February 28, 2019

Verdi's 'Nabucco' takes a stand at Sarasota Opera
By Jay Handelman
February 24, 2019

In Quest of 1890s Italian Verismo Operas - September 2019 - March 2020
By William
February 22, 2019

Sarasota Opera Presents RITA AND SUSANNA'S SECRET
By BWW News Desk
February 19, 2019

Sarasota Opera impresses in 'The Magic Flute with return artists 
By Edward Alley
February 18, 2019

Opera Review: Sarasota Opera creates magic with Mozart's 'Flute'
By T. Michele Walker
February 17, 2019

Young teens learn about fairy tale behind opera
By Jennifer Kveglis
February 15, 2019

BWW Rewview: Turandot at Sarasota Opera
By Carolan Trbovich
February 14, 2019

Sarasota Opera offers young, emerging guest artists a home away from home
By Niki Kottmann
February 13, 2019

Sarasota Opera Welcomes Back NABUCCO For The First Time Since 1995
By BWW News Desk
February 12, 2019

Is It Sacrilege to Shorten Operas in the Digital Age?
By Jeremy Reynolds
February 12, 2019

Sarasota Opera Tenor Jonathan Burton double life as a country and opera singer
By Samantha Sonner
February 11, 2019

Sarasota Opera is near perfection in Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot"
By Edward Alley
February 11, 2019

Executive Director of Sarasota Opera makes cameo appearance in Turandot
By Samantha Sonner
February 10, 2019

'Magic Flute' provides a debut for conductor at Sarasota Opera
By Dahlia Ghabour
February 10, 2019

Opera Review: 'Turandot' provides grand opening for new Sarasota Opera season
By Gayle Williams
February 10, 2019

Turandot at the Sarasota Opera
By Jessica Lang
February 8, 2019

Sarasota Opera marks its 60th anniversary season in its own style
By Jay Handelman
February 2, 2019

2017-18 Season

‘Butterfly’ spreads wings for demanding role of ‘Norma’ at Sarasota Opera
By Thomas Becnel
February 25, 2018

The Opera's Co-Producer Donor Luncheon was held on Feb. 19 at Michael's on the Bay.
By Kayleigh Omang
February 19, 2018

Sarasota Opera’s 'Carmen' is a sold-out success
By Edward Alley
February 19, 2018

Opera Review: Lisa Chavez takes command in strong ‘Carmen’ at Sarasota Opera
By Gayle Williams
February 18, 2018

Opera opens Winter Festival with impressive 'Manon Lescaut'
By Edward Alley
February 12, 2018

Mezzo-soprano will savor ‘aahs’ from ‘Carmen’ audiences at Sarasota Opera
By Thomas Becnel
February 11, 2018

Opera Review: A challenging tragedy opens Sarasota Opera season
By Richard Storm
February 11, 2018

Think you won’t like opera? Here are 10 tips for the novice that can help you enjoy the show
By Marty Clear
February 09, 2018

Sarasota Opera starts its winter season with ‘Manon Lescault’
By Marty Clear
February 07, 2018

Opera Gala: a French affair
By Gayle Guynup
February 5, 2018

The annual Opera Gala was held Feb. 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
By Niki Kottmann
February 4, 2018

Sarasota Opera opens winter festival with its first production of Puccini’s ‘Manon Lescaut’
By Thomas Becnel
February 4, 2018

Sarasota Opera announces its 2019-2019 diamond anniversary season
By Niki Kottmann
February 3, 2018

Sarasota Opera Announces 60th Festival Season
Opera News Desk
February 2, 2018 

Sarasota Opera announces popular works for 60th season
By Jay Handelman
February 2, 2018

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Sarasota Opera
By Carolan Trbovich
November 20, 2017  

Sarasota Opera opens its fall season with timeless 'La Traviata”
By Edward Alley
November 4, 2017

MUSIC REVIEW: Verdi returns triumphant to Sarasota Opera
By Richard Storm
November 4, 2017

New series at Sarasota Opera House offers classic films
By Marty Clear
July 28, 2017

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
By BWW News Desk
July 7, 2017 

2016-17 Season

Opera review: 'The Love of Three Kings”
By June LeBell
March 12, 2017

Sarasota Opera’s ‘Three Kings’ is a stunning mix of soap opera and tragedy
By Richard Storm
March 12, 2017

Sarasota Opera Adds 12th Performance of Madama Butterfly
By SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION
March 11, 2017

Opera review: 'Madama Butterfly'
By June LeBell
February 12, 2017

Sarasota Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season
By Kay Kipling
February 6, 2017

Sarasota Opera to Announce 2017-2018 Season
By SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION
February 4, 2017 

Verdi and rare productions return in 2017-18 Sarasota Opera season
By Jay Handelman
February 3, 2017

"With 'The Secret World of Og,' the Sarasota Opera showed youth opera at its finest"
By Edward Alley
November 13, 2016

Sarasota Youth Opera premieres "The Secret World of Og"
By Phil Lederer
November 11, 2016

"Secret World of Og" Celebrates Children Pretending in US Premiere
By Dahlia Ghabour
November 11, 2016

"The Secret World of Og" Enjoys a U.S. Premiere at Sarasota Youth Opera
By Nick Friedman
November 10, 2016

How to raise kids who love the Arts
By Abbie Weingarten
October 27, 2016

24 Shows You Must See This Season
Sarasota Magazine
October 27, 2016

Curtain Raiser Dinner Kicks Off New Season at Sarasota Opera
The Observer
October 24, 2016

'Don Pasquale' a Sarasota Opera debut
By Carl Angermann
October 23, 2016

Opera Talks Opens with Pulitzer winning Librettist
By Phil Lederer
October 21, 2016

Next on Stage: The Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet foster the next generation of performers
By Elizabeth Steiner
October 4, 2016

Sophia Sings
By Pam Eubanks
August 25, 2016

Support the Sarasota Youth Opera
By Jaime Helton
August 14, 2016

Sarasota Youth Opera Commissions its Sixth World Premiere
By Jay Handelman
August 12, 2016

2015-16 Season

DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Nick Friedman
June 15, 2016

DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Phillip Lederer
June 15, 2016

Victor DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Jay Handelman
June 14, 2016

Sarasota Opera's Victor DeRenzi Knighted by Italian Government
By Kay Kipling
June 14, 2016

On the Beat: Sarasota Sempreverdi
By Brian Kellow
June 2016

Take Five: Sarasota's Best Culture
May 24, 2016
By Melissa Karlin

A Verdian season in New York
April 21, 2016
By Fred Plotkin

The next Sarasota Opera season offers "Sarasota Firsts" -- and no Verdi
April 20, 2016
By Kay Kipling

Honoring Verdi on 72nd Street
April 17, 2016
By Claudia Roth Pierpont

How a small city opera pulled off the ultimate Verdi Cycle
April 9, 2016
By William Littler

Young Verdi works revived
April 8, 2016
University of Southampton

Sarasota Opera completes Verdi Cycle with spectacular Aida
April 1, 2016
By Nino Pantano

Sarasota's Verdi: Every opera, and complete pleasure
March 31, 2016
By John Fleming

Grand finale indeed for Verdi Cycle in Florida
March 31, 2016
By Arthur Kaptainis

Feature: Spring Break Opera Style
March 30, 2016
By Paul Robinson

La battaglia di Legnano, Sarasota Opera, Florida - Review
March 26, 2016
By George Loomis

Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle ends with a flourish
March 24, 2016
By James Bash

Review of Sarasota Operas Verdi Grand Finale Concert
March 24, 2016
By James Bash

Black Tie & Tales
March 23, 2016
By Molly Schechter

Sarasota Opera celebrates with Verdi Cycle Grand Finale
March 23, 2016
By Kay Kipling

Legnano and Aida grandly complete Verdi in Sarasota
March 22, 2016
By Susan Brodie

Behind the Scenes: Arts groups enjoy robust season
March 20, 2016
By Jay Handelman

Verdi Conference promises scholarly complement
March 18, 2016
By Phil Lederer

Richard Russell returns to the stage
March 18, 2016
By Phil Lederer

Sarasota Opera and the Definitive Young Verdi
March 16, 2016
By Phil Lederer

Solving a scenic puzzle at Sarasota Opera
March 10, 2016
By Jay Handelman

Clark County Girl Grows Up to be Opera Star
March 6, 2016
By Pam Cottrel

Sarasota Opera opens Verdi exhibit
March 3, 2016
By Jay Handelman

Verdi Cycle Nears Completion with 'Legnano'
March 3, 2016
By Phil Lederer

A Verdi-less Season of Firsts
By Carrie Seidman
March 1, 2016

Veni, Vidi, Verdi
By Phil Lederer
March, 2016

Saraosta Opera: Parma on the Gulf of Mexico
By Fred Plotkin
February 29, 2016

REVIEW: Overlooked 'Legnano' a Verdi surprise
By Gayle Williams
February 29, 2016

REVIEW: Passion, Drama, and Patriotism in "The Battlle of Legnano"
By June LeBell
February 28, 2016

Sarasota Opera to Celebrate the Final Season of the Verdi Cycle in Style
By Wynne Delacoma
February 24, 2016

Sarasota Opera reaches final notes of 28 year Verdi Cycle
By Jay Handelman
February 19, 2016

Orchestrating 'Aida'
By Nick Friedman
February 10, 2016

Sarasota Opera stages Beethoven's 'Fidelio' 
By Marty Clear
February 10, 2016

OPERA REVIEW: 'Cosi fan tutte' hits all its marks
By Gayle Williams
February 7, 2016

Beethoven's first -- and last -- opera
By Carrie Seidman
February 6, 2016
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/02/06/beethovens-first-and-last-opera/

Sarasota Opera launches new website to celebrate Verdi Cycle 
Broadway World
February 5, 2016

Sarasota Opera adds a performance of 'Aida'
By Jay Handelman
February 4, 2016

Military Officers Association of America luncheon features opera performances
Herald Tribune
February 4, 2016

Grand Ovation brings the arts outdoors to Lakewood Ranch for 9th year
By James A. Jones, Jr.
February 4, 2016

REVIEW: 'Aida' worth the wait
By Richard Storm
January 31, 2016

Military Officers Association is entertained by the Sarasota Opera Studio Artists
Tampa Bay News Wire
January 31, 2016

Mozart, opera style
Herald Tribune
January 30, 2016

City introduces 'Verdi Place' outside Sarasota Opera House
By Jay Handelman
January 29, 2016

'Aida' completes the Verdi Cycle for Sarasota Opera
By Marty Clear
January 29, 2016

Dance like an Egyptian - Miro Magloire and choreographing for Aida
By Marina Harss
January 28, 2016

Sarasota Opera to be honored with street renaming
By Sherri Lonon
January 28, 2016

City renames Pineapple Avenue in honor of Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle
By Nick Friedman
January 27, 2016

'Aida' sets love among the pyramids at Sarasota Opera
By Jay Handelman
January 22, 2016

Black Tie Tales
By Molly Schechter
January 20, 2016

Sarasota Opera Gala Sponsor Party
By Cliff Roles
January 14, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Sarasota Opera
Wendy Weisman
January 2016

25 Best Things to do in Sarasota, Florida
By Vacationidea.com 
December 16, 2015

Fine Arts Soceity Honors Sarasota Opera
By Nick Reichert
December 9, 2015

Birkenstocks, ball gowns and how to sell the opera
By Mark Gordon
December 4, 2015

Sarasota Youth Opera stands and sings out against bullying
By Nick Reichert
November 11, 2015

MUSIC REVIEW: Sobering history, beautiful music
By Gayle Williams
November 9, 2015

Childrens opera gets new intro
By Carrie Seidman
November 9, 2015

Sarasota Opera gets pumped up for Aida
By Nick Reichert
November 4, 2015

No bravura, just brawn
By Carrie Seidman
November 4, 2015

Audiences Keep Flocking to "La boheme"
By Jay Handelman
October 25, 2015

Veni, Verdi, Vici: Sarasota Opera Conquers Verdi Cycle 
By Nick Reichert
October 14, 2015

Sarasota Opera Announces Principal Singers for 2015/16 Season
By Jay Handelman
July 31, 2015

Sarasota Opera announces cast and creative team or the last year of the Verdi Cycle
By Nick Reichert
July 28, 2015

THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA, and More Set for Sarasota Operas 2015-16 Season
By Opera News Desk
July 28, 2015

An Opera Camper for a Day
By Nick Reichert
June 22, 2015

A local summer program helps any student ages 8 to 18 to learn one of the most intimidating forms of art: Opera
By Nick Reichert
June 3, 2015

Sarasota County Commission Approves 2016 Arts Grants 
By Nick Reichert
June 3, 2015

Sarasota Youth Opera Singers to perform Sunday Night at St. Boniface Church
By Susan Rife
April 23, 2015