Manatee Opera Guild

Contact Info

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

Read our latest Manatee Opera Guild Newsletter (February 2024) 

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! (Dates for these meetings for the 2023-24 season to be announced)

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 (February 2024).
For the latest and past issues, check out the website members page Here


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. (Dates TBA)


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

Dates TBA
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

Special Events

The Stars of Tomorrow
A concert featuring the artists of Sarasota Opera in an afternoon of solos, duets, and ensembles.
Sunday, February 11, 2024, 1:30 p.m.*
Manatee Performing Arts Center 
Tickets: $20 (available at the door)
Click to view flyer

2024 Luncheon and Fashion Show 
"A Celebration of Carmen"
The Manatee Opera Guild Invites you to a Fashion Show and Luncheon
Join in the fun to make the room a true Carmen experience, wear your own favorite Red and Black outfit. 
Special Drawing at Luncheon for Gift Basket including tickets to Sarasota Cultural Arts Experiences $5 for one, $20 for five

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Lakewood Ranch Country Club
7650 Legacy Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Tickets: $60 per person - $75 for patrons
Click to view flyer 

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