Sarasota Opera Special Events

Special Events are donor benefit events, certain receptions, and other events that do not carry an admission fee.

Below is a listing of the special events scheduled for the 2022-23 Season. These events are primarily donor benefit events, and invitations are sent four to six weeks prior to the event date. For questions, please email [email protected] or contact Director of Development Scott Guinn at (941) 366-8450, ext. 416.

For Sarasota Opera Guild events, please visit their webpage by clicking here.
For Manatee Opera Guild events, please visit their webpage by clicking here.
Each Guild coordinates and produces their own events. Please use the contact information on the websites for questions. Don't forget, joining an opera guild is a great way to support Sarasota Opera and to make new friends!

Event Date Event Name Start Time
Saturday, October 22, 2022

Coffee & Conversations
For donors giving at least $150 annually

10:00am
Saturday, November 5, 2022 Youth Opera Supporter Reception
For Youth Opera supporters giving $1,000 annually
6:30pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Kretzmer Legacy Society Luncheon
Bird Key Yacht Club
For those who have made provisions in their estate planning for Sarasota Opera.
11:30am
Monday, December 5, 2022 The Opera Champions Dinner on Stage
For donors whose annual cumulative giving to Sarasota Opera is at least $6,000.
6:30pm
Friday, January 27, 2023 The Apprentice Welcome Concert
For all donors and volunteers.
7:30pm
Monday, February 13, 2023 Meet the Artists Reception
For donors giving at least $1,250 annually.
6:00pm
Monday, February 27, 2023 The Opera Luncheon
Michael's on East
For donors whose annual cumulative giving to Sarasota Opera is at least $6,000.
11:30am
Saturday, March 11, 2023 Coffee & Conversations
For donors giving at least $150 annually.
10:00am
Monday, March 13, 2023 The Opera Aficionado Dinner
Ritz-Carlton C'a d'Zan Room
For donors whose annual cumulative giving to Sarasota Opera is at least $12,000.
6:30pm

All events take place at the Sarasota Opera House, unless otherwise noted.