Sarasota Opera Guild

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. 

2023: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14
2024: Jan. 1, Feb. 20, Mar. 19

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. 
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Carmen                     Presenter: Rosanne Martorella       Jan. 8
Lucia di Lammermoor      Presenter: Phyllis Lowitt        Jan. 22
Luisa Miller                Presenter: Stephanie Sundine        Jan. 29
Deceit Outwitted         Presenter: Elizabeth Aversa         Feb. 5


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.

Opera and Dance: An Uneasy Marriage
Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, 4pm
Presenter: Joy McIntyre

Puccini's Legacy: Versatile & Complex
Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, 4 pm
Presenter: Rosanne Martorella

Supercharging Sevillian Gestures into Carmen
Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, 4 pm
Presenter: Tania Vergara Perez
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SCAS & SOG Luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, 11 am
Presenter: Director of Education Martha Collins
Soprano Elizabeth Novella
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Crooks, Criminals, and Meanies in Opera
Monday, March 11, 2024, 4pm
Presenter: Elizabeth Aversa
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We are also planning some additional surprises. Stay tuned.

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.


Our Poinsettia Luncheon, now in its 39th year,  is our major fundraiser. This year it will be held on Monday, December 4 at Michael's on East. 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]
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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