Special Events

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season!


A Taste of Downtown

Now in its sixth year, this established Sarasota tradition will bring you to Sarasota Opera House, where your favorite downtown restaurants will be showcasing their tasty dishes paired with fine wines and assorted beers. Proceeds from this event benefit the Sarasota Youth Opera, who will perform during the event. Come mix & mingle, sample tasty bites, and have a drink with us to celebrate the end of summer in Sarasota!

Tickets: $75 per person

Saturday, September 21, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Opera House

Buy Tickets

Curtain Raiser 

Traditionally the start of Sarasota Opera's social season, this event is where long-time patrons reunite, and new friends are made among fellow opera lovers. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the courtyard, followed by a three-course dinner and an exciting performance by artists from Rigoletto. 

Tickets: $195 per person

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Michael's on the Bay, Selby Gardens

Buy Tickets

The Opera Gala

The annual Opera Gala celebrates the beginning of Sarasota Opera's Winter Festival. The elegant affair will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, four course dinner, a special performance by our Principal Artists, and live music for dancing. Let's raise a glass of champagne together at the premier social event in Sarasota!

Sponsorship: $1,500 (includes 2 seats at the Opera Gala)
Tickets: $350 per person

Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

Buy Tickets

Salute to the Stars

Sarasota Yacht Club

Celebrating the outstanding Sarasota Opera artists who will be honored in 2020, join us for lunch overlooking Sarasota Bay. You will experience a live performance by the award winners, and learn more about our studio and apprentice artist programs.

Tickets: $75 individual or $125 per Patron Sponsor (includes donation to support the apprentice artists program, premium seating, and recognition in the program)

Thursday, March 19 2020
Sarasota Yacht Club

Buy Tickets