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2011 Press Releases

October - December

November 23

MADAMA BUTTERFLY CLOSES TO RAVE REVIEWS AND SARASOTA OPERA REPORTS HIGHEST RECORDED SALES FOR FALL OPERA

November 17

SARASOTA OPERA HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE NEW YOUTH OPERA COMMISSION AND CO-PRODUCTION

November 16

SARASOTA OPERA ANNOUNCES NEW YOUTH OPERA COMMISSION AND CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY OPERA THEATER

November 2

SARASOTA OPERA JOINS OPERA AMERICA IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL OPERA WEEK

October 27

SARASOTA OPERA TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL VOLUNTEER FAIR

October 26

SARASOTA OPERA TO HOST AN OPEN CASTING CALL FOR CARMEN

October 20

Greg Parry Named New Director of Marketing and PR/Sarasota Opera Showing Significant Sales Growth in 2011-2012

October 19

NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE SARASOTA CHALK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!

October 4

SARASOTA OPERA'S 'MADAMA BUTTERFLY' BEGINS TO TAKE FLIGHT
July - September

August 25

SARASOTA OPERA SINGLE TICKETS FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON ON SALE IN THE BOX OFFICE SEPTEMBER 1st!

August 17

SARASOTA YOUTH OPERA NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON

July 26

SARASOTA OPERA SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 1ST ONLINE

July 23

SARASOTA YOUTH OPERA RECEIVES GRANT FROM PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES 8TH YEAR IN A ROW!

July 16

SARASOTA OPERA ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
April - June

June 24

RISING OPERA STAR KATHLEEN KIM RETURNS TO SARASOTA OPERA

June 23

SARASOTA OPERA ANNOUNCES CAST FOR 2011-2012

June 6

SARASOTA OPERA RECEIVES HIGHEST SCORE AND GRANT IN THE STATE!

May 24

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES GRANT TO SARASOTA OPERA

May 19

SARASOTA RUNNERS WENT THE DISTANCE FOR YOUTH OPERA

May 16

SARASOTA OPERA NAMES SAMUEL LOWRY AS COMMUMNICATIONS OFFICER

May 2

Sarasota Opera receives grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice

April 19

2ND ANNUAL DIVAS & DUDES 5K RACE

April 13

Sarasota Opera Sets Madama Butterly Free

April 12

Panel Discussion on McCarthyism

April 8

High Praise for Sarasota Opera’s 2011 Winter Season

April 7

Sarasota Opera Announces Registration for Summer Opera Camp

April 1

The 2011 Opera Trip to San Francisco
January - March

March 30

Gulf Coast Gives
Philanthropic online shopping approaches Sarasota Opera

March 9

Robert Ward sees his work 'The Crucible' performed at Sarasota Opera

March 8

Apprentice Artists to bid Sarasota Opera audiences farewell

March 7 10:56 AM

Salute the Stars of Sarasota Opera

March 7 10:52 AM

Celebrate the Risorgimento with Sarasota Opera

March 6

Sarasota Opera announces 2011-2012 productions
Vixens and Victims at the center of five-opera season

March 1

Spend an evening with Sarasota Opera Artists

February 28

The Crucible opens American Classics Series March 5
Sarasota residents will have the opportunity to meet Robert Ward, composer of The Crucible

February 23

Sarasota Opera tenor to sing National Anthem at Orioles/Rays opener
Singer Joshua Kohl combines passions: opera and baseball

February 21

I Lombardi to open this weekend

February 6

Take a Tour and Learn More about Sarasota Opera House

February 5

Sarasota Opera Opening Night a Success!

January 31

Mozart's Don Giovanni to open at Sarasota Opera February 12

January 24

Meet the Artists Previews back by popular demand

January 18

Sarasota Opening Night is nearly here
There is still time to buy your tickets

January 17

Sarasota Opera partners with Asolo Conservatory

January 5

Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival to feature Robert Ward's The Crucible

2010 Press Releases

October - December

December 14

Sarasota Opera to celebrate its American Classics initiative

December 13

Become a member of Sarasota Youth Opera
Enrollment now open for ages 8 and up

December 8

Give the Gift of Opera!

December 6

Sarasota Youth Opera members cast in La bohème on the main stage

November 8

The American Spiritual Ensemble to Perform at Sarasota Opera House
Concerts and Special Dinner will Honor Executive Director, Susan T. Danis

October 25

Baubles, Bids & Bubbles at Sarasota Opera House

Show all from 2010

2008 Press Releases

October - December

December 18

Be Part of Sarasota Youth Opera’s 25th Year
Enrollment Now Open for All Ages 8 and Up

November 24

Sarasota Youth Opera to Perform in Winter Concert
The Sarasota Youth Opera will perform its first concert of the season at Unity Church of Sarasota, on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m.

October 10 10:00 AM

Sarasota Opera launches its first Fall Opera Season on November 7 with The Barber of Seville
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi will conduct this perennial favorite in the company’s first ever Fall Opera Production

October 9

Sarasota Opera Partners with Ear Research Foundation
Hear & Now Fundraising Event to take Place at Sarasota Opera House

October 6

Sarasota Opera Invites Community to Open House
April - June

April 21

Don’t Miss the U.S. Premiere of Dean Burry’s The Hobbit
Sarasota Youth Opera members are in the final weeks of rehearsal for the upcoming U.S. premiere of Dean Burry's The Hobbit...

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2007 Press Releases

October - December

November 27 10:00 AM

Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice Awards $100,000 for Renovation of Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota Opera has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. The proceeds of the grant will be used towards the costs of the ongoing $20 million renovation of the Sarasota Opera House.