Our Theater

Sarasota Opera owns and performs in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The building has recently undergone a $20-million rehabilitation to restore the beauty of the 1920's theater, while creating an up-to-date opera house for the 21st century.

Read more about the Sarasota Opera House 

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Need help finding your way to Sarasota Opera? Learn more about directions to get there and where to park.

Sarasota Opera's productions have been recognized internationally for their high quality. Sets and costumes are reflective of the composer and librettist's original intent, carefully researched and designed to be faithful to the time period specified by the opera’s creators.

Many of Sarasota Opera's productions are now available for rental. The list of currently available sets is to the left. Please click on the links to view representative photographs and to download a rental packet with full information.

Set Specifications

All productions premiere on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House (described below).

Width of Proscenium: 36’2” (Note: many sets are designed to expand for larger prosceniums)
Depth (Plaster Line to back wall): 29’7”
Depth of apron: 7’0” at Center Line
Height of Proscenium: 22’0”
Height of grid: 49’0”
Wing width (Stage Right): 81’8”
Wing width (Stage Left): 7’6”
# of linesets: 36
Size of loading door: width 8’ x height 9’8”

For more information, contact:
Chris Van Alstyne, Director of Production
(941) 366-8450 ext. 525
cvanalstyne@sarasotaopera.org

Recently Added Set Rentals

(as of August 2013)

Carmen | Little Nemo in Slumberland | Otello | The Pearl Fishers | Turandot