Manatee Opera Guild

Contact Info

Jeanne Yeagle
Phone: (941) 755-7426
Email: [email protected]

Read our latest Manatee Opera Guild Newsletter (January 2023) 

Manatee Opera Guild fosters the appreciation of opera in Manatee County. Our objectives are:

  • To raise funds for the Sarasota Opera Association.
  • To promote knowledge and appreciation of opera in the community.
  • To encourage and assist aspiring young opera singers.
  • To present programs, open to the public, and to foster appreciation of music, especially opera.

General Meetings

Meetings are on third Wednesday of the month (starting in October) and begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Palm Aire Country Club. We enjoy coffee and social conversation beginning at 10 a.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. Each meeting showcases talent from Sarasota Opera. Please join us! 

October 19 - Member Meeting | 10:30 a.m. | Palm Aire Country Club
Featuring singers from Sarasota Opera

November 16 - Member Meeting | 10:30 a.m. | Palm Aire Country Club
Featuring singers from Sarasota Opera

December 6 - Member Meeting | 10:30 a.m. | Sarasota Opera House
Courtyard with catered picnic lunch or bring your own lunch
Featuring singers from Sarasota Opera


January 18 - Member Meeting | 10:30 a.m. | Palm Aire Country Club
Featuring singers from Sarasota Opera

February 15 - Member Meeting Sweetheart Celebration | 10:30 a.m. | Palm Aire Country Club
Featuring singers from Sarasota Opera

March 15 - Member Meeting | 10:00 a.m. | Palm Aire Country Club
Helen Jepson Dellera and Deane Allyn Awards Brunch

April 19 - Member Meeting | 10:30 a.m. | Palm Aire Country Club
Welcome New Members!

Bel Canto

Bel Canto, our newsletter, is published monthly to keep members informed on news about the Guild, information about coming events at Sarasota Opera and in the community. Here is the latest issue (October 2022).


Learn more about Sarasota Opera productions at our Prelude Series, given by opera experts starting at 10 a.m. at Westminster Towers, 1522 4th Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34205. $5.00 at the door. No reservations needed. Light refreshments at 9:30 a.m. 

  • October 21 - Prelude: The Secret Marriage 
  • November 18 - Prelude: Madama Butterfly 
  • December 16 - Prelude: Don Giovanni
  • January 20 - Prelude: Ernani 
  • February 17 Prelude: Therese


Manatee Opera Guild is proud to support young singers from the Sarasota Opera Studio Artists Program and the Sarasota Youth Opera members from Manatee County with awards to help them advance their operatic careers.

Meeting Events

At Palm Aire Country Club
5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota, FL 34243
10 a.m. Coffee and conversation
10:30 a.m. Business Meeting
11:00 a.m. Singers from Sarasota Opera perform
11:30 a.m. Optional Luncheon ($25 per person)


All Preludes take place at Westminster Towers Auditorium 
1533 4th Avenue West, Bradenton 34205
Refreshments at 9:30 a.m., Program at 10 a.m.
$5 at the door, no reservations

Why Join the Manatee Opera Guild?

We love opera and enjoy supporting Sarasota Opera. Our monthly meetings give us the opportunity to hear the wonderful singers of Sarasota Opera in a more intimate space, and to get to know the singers personally. In opera we hear the power and glory of the human voice, singing memorable melodies, and whenever members of Manatee Opera Guild get together, we have fun. Membership Year: June through May.

Regular Member
Individual: $40.00 
Couple: $60.00
Sustaining Member
Individual: $50.00
Couple: $70.00