Manatee Opera Guild

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 begin at 10:30 at the Palm Aire Country Club. We enjoy coffee and conversation beginning at 10:00. Meetings are free and open to the public. Each meeting showcases talent from Sarasota Opera. Please join us!

Meeting dates for 2021-2022:
October 20
November 10
December 8
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20

Bel Canto

A newsletter, the Bel Canto, is published monthly to keep members informed on news about the guild, information about coming events at Sarasota Opera and in the community.


Learn more about this season's operas at our Prelude Series, given by opera experts at 10 am, Westminster Towers, 1522 4th Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34205. $5.00 at the door – no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 9:30 am.

October 22: The Silken Ladder
November 19: Tosca
December 10: The Daughter of the Regiment
January 21: The Pearl Fishers
February 18: Attila


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.


Many exciting events are available to members and guests throughout the year.

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