Sarasota Opera Guild

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Meryl Gale, President

Sarasota Opera Guild Newsletter - June 2024

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Sarasota Opera Guild’s objectives are to:

  1. Promote and increase the appreciation for opera in the community in conjunction with the Sarasota Opera Association;
  2. Encourage and assist young singers;
  3. Sponsor projects to raise funds for the Sarasota Opera.

General Meetings - Social and Singers

All are invited to attend these social gatherings to learn more about the Guild and Sarasota Opera. The Social and Singers are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month (starting in September) at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL. Reception with refreshments starts at 10 AM, followed by a short business meeting, and concludes with a special performance by Sarasota Opera singers (except for September which will highlight the Youth Opera). Free. 

Opera Prologues

Opera Prologues provide insightful background on the season's Sarasota Opera performances. The Prologues are held on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL. Donation for each session is $20, which includes wine and appetizers following the program. 


Throughout the year, Sarasota Opera Guild offers presentations and other educational and informative programs. Refreshments with wine are offered at the social hour after the programs.

We are also planning some additional surprises. 

Most programs are held at Gillespie Hall at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S Palm Ave, Sarasota. Please use the Gulfstream Avenue entrance. Free street parking.


Thursday, June 27

Featured is Soprano Sherri Seiden, who has performed around the world with major international orchestras. In addition to her opera roles, she has also performed in the European tour of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast in Los Angeles, among other events. So we can expect a nice mix of selections.
Sherri will be accompanied by Maestro Jesse Martins, SOA Youth Opera Music Director.

Deadline for reservations is Thursday, June 20.
*****Also, remember to list any dietary restrictions on the registration form, so that the kitchen can be prepared to accommodate your request.

Please note the new venue at Stoneybrook Country Club in Palmer Ranch.
Directions are here.

Thursday, July 25
David Van Oosterwyk
Banjo Trio

Thursday, August 29
Nancy Eldridge, Violin
Haig Yaghoobain, Piano
Franklyn Skidmore, Clarinet

Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club
8801 Stoneybrook Blvd.

Click here to view flyer. 


Our Poinsettia Luncheon, now in its 39th year,  is our major fundraiser. Fabulous silent auction items, gift baskets galore, a scrumptious lunch, and lots of surprises are in store. If you purchase a ticket at the patron level, you are also invited to an exclusive Patron's Prosecco Party. We would welcome your participation on a committee. Please contact Meryl Gale at 312-502-3337, [email protected]

You are invited to become a member

An organization whose membership represents a broad spectrum of interests and talents. Members come from every walk of life and include opera stars from internationally known opera houses. Whether your interest is creative, administrative or just enjoying good music, we welcome you to join this exciting organization!

Membership Year: June through May
Regular Member: Single $60.00; Couple $85.00
Patron: Single $85.00; Couple $115.00