Press Releases

2022-23 Season (June 2022 - May 2023)

May 2023
Summer Movies at Sarasota Opera House to begin Sunday, May 12, 2023
Sarasota Opera Presents HD at the Opera House Oklahoma! Starring Hugh Jackman

April 2023
Sarasota Opera to Host National Finals of Schmidt Vocal Competition June 2-4 
Sarasota Youth Opera is seeking Education Interns for our Youth Opera Summer Camp in Sarasota, 

March 2023
Sarasota Opera Selected to Participate in Entrepreneurial Opportunity 
Sarasota Youth Opera Announces New Coordinator
Sarasota Youth Opera Summer Camp Registration is Open Now Through May 15!

February 2023
Sarasota Opera Announces 2023-2024 Season

January 2023
Sarasota Opera Opens its doors to the community for a FREE open house on Saturday, January 28th
Sarasota Opera's DaCapo Society for Young Professionals hosts Opera House Tour on January 12th
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting Call for Children's Role in Madama Butterfly

November 2022
Sarasota Opera Receives $60,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

October 2022
Sarasota Opera Raises the Curtain on the Season by Celebrating 10 Years of General Director Richard Russell

September 2022
Sarasota Opera's DaCapo Society for Young Professionals Returns

August 2022
Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival Welcomes New Partners and Returning Favorites
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2022-2023 Fall and Winter Seasons
Sarasota Youth Opera Lead Role Auditions to Take Place on August 23 and 25, 2022

July 2022
Tickets on sale for the Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival held September 17
Sarasota Youth Opera Family Day


2021-22 Season (June 2021 - May 2022)

April 2022
Sarasota Youth Opera and Child Protection Center Partner for 2022 Giving Challenge
Sarasota Youth Opera Summer Camp Registration Through May 10
Summer Movies at the Opera House
Sarasota Opera to Host National Finals for Schmidt Vocal Competition

March 2022
Voices of Sarasota Opera in Concert
Jubilee Concert
Sarasota Opera Announces 2022-2023 Season

February 2022
The curtain rises on Sarasota Opera’s 2022 Winter Festival
Sarasota Opera Apprentice Program to Commence 40th Anniversary Season

January 2022
Sarasota Youth Opera Welcomes New Coordinator

December 2021
Melissa Voigt named Senior Development Officer for Sarasota Opera 
Sarasota Opera Seeks Diction Coaches for 2022 Winter Opera Festival

November 2021 
Sarasota Youth Opera to hold open auditions for Tosca youth chorus
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2022 Winter Opera Festival 

October 2021
Classical WSMR to broadcast past productions of Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera Seeks Male “Supers” for  2022 Winter Opera Festival 
Sarasota Opera and Artistic Director Victor DeRenziReceive One World Award

September 2021
Sarasota arts organizations announce new indoor safety measures
Single tickets for Sarasota Opera’s 2021-2022 Season on sale now

August 2021
Martha Collins named Director of Education for Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Youth Opera now enrolling for in-person or virtual fall semester 

July 2021
More Titles Added to Classic Movies and HD at the Opera House
Sarasota Opera Holding Auditions for Apprentice Artist Program

June 2021
Sarasota Opera announces five-year contract extension and new title for Richard Russell
Sarasota Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
Sarasota Opera Board of Trustees Elects 2021-22 Officers


2019-20 Season (August 2019 - May 2020)

May 2020
Sarasota Opera Connects with Community Online and On the Air
Sarasota Youth Opera to offer Online Summer Camp

March 2020
Sarasota Opera will immediately suspend performances
Sarasota Opera presents the popular "Artist Choice" Concert Sunday, March 15th

February 2020
Sarasota Opera announces cast change for La Wally
Sarasota Opera's "Beyond Verdi: Italian Masters Series" presents Alfredo Catalani's La Wally, opening March 7th
Sarasota Opera opens 2020 Winter Opera Festival with fanfare and ceremony
The Elixir of Love will work its magic beginning February 22nd
Sarasota Opera Announces 2020-2021 Season
Sarasota Opera Presents the 2020 Opera Gala "The Colors of Love" Saturday, February 1, 2020

January 2020
Gounod's romantic Romeo & Juliet opens on February 15th
Puccini's timeless La bohème opens Sarasota Opera Winter Festival on February 8th
Sarasota Opera invites the community to a FREE open house on Wednesday, January 22
Sarasota Opera extends call for child "Supers"

November 2019
Sarasota Youth Opera to present a revival of the historic children's opera Brundibár

October 2019
Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Verdi's popular Rigoletto opens Sarasota Opera Fall Season on November 1st
Sarasota Opera announces public phase of $40M Comprehensive Campaign and the acquisition of opera costume collection from Malabar Ltd. 

September 2019
Sarasota Opera announces addition of "Beetlejuice" to "Classic Moves at the Opera House" series
Sarasota Youth Opera fundraiser "Taste of Downtown" welcomes new partners and returning favorites on Saturday, September 21, 1-4 pm

August 2019
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for the 2019-2020 Season