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Sarasota Opera

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Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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+1 941-366-8450
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera...

Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world. Season after season, Sarasota Opera presents world-class musicians and performances in the striking 1,119 seat Mediterranean style Sarasota Opera house. The fall season consists of one opera performed in October-November followed by the four opera Winter Opera Festival that runs all of February and March. Each season brings a mixture of classic favorites and rarely heard gems. All performances have simultaneous English translations above the stage and opera goers are encouraged to dress as they feel comfortable: suits and ties mix with khaki and jeans. Tickets start at only $19!! Come and experience the magic that is Sarasota Opera!

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Delightful venue for lyrical music

The sarasota Opera combines all the necessary elements to deliver a superb musical experience: a wonderful selection of singers, accomplished musicians in the orchestra, uniformly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sarasota Opera combines all the necessary elements to deliver a superb musical experience: a wonderful selection of singers, accomplished musicians in the orchestra, uniformly good acoustics, comfortable seating and a central location that is close to plenty of parking and public transportation. The Opera's management excels at producing performances that are well above what one would expect in an... More 

Thank kaibab1
Sarasota, Florida
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97 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter whether you are an opera aficionado or have never seen an offer before in your life… Sarasota Opera is world-class! From the facilities which have recently been updated to the world class maestro and artistic company. You won't be disappointed! We are season subscribers and attended each performance this year… We saw Madama Butterfly...four times! Dine across... More 

Thank MelindaLee7
New Mexico
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I attended all four productions of the Sarasota Opera winter festival. The opera house is just 1200 seats, acoustics and sight lines are very good. Excellent variety and very strong singers. Would highly recommend this company if you are visiting Sarasota.

Thank fireplug80
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are avid opera fans and often go to the Met in New York. We were quite pleased and surprised with the excellent performance of L'amore dei tre re starring a young super talented soprano by the name of Elizabeth Tredent. Her voice and stage presence were astounding. The production was top notch and the other performers... More 

Thank joeF_10
Somers, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Site: A Grand Old (early 1900s) Theatre, now beautifully converted into a first class Opera House. Repertoire: All of the world's greatest operas. Artists: Consistently very, very good. We saw performances of An Italian in Algiers and Madame Butterfly. They were both brilliant. Don't miss this opportunity to see Opera at it's best.

Thank JoelBx
Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The beautiful opera house on the historic register is definitely worth attending. The company is first class and the presentations have been fantastic.

Thank Michael S
York Beach, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Sarasota Opera is housed in the 1926 Edwards Theatre Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been fully restored and offers excellent acoustics, seating and other amenities. Now in its 57th Season, the schedule is a full one. I recently saw Madama Butterfly and thought it to be excellent! The scenery was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The opera performance was great but my night was ruined by extremely cold air conditioning in the balcony and an usher who stood in the aisle blocking my view of performers taking bows at the end of the act. I politely suggested he stand off to the side until the bows were completed but he rudely said that it was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My introduction to Sarasota was on the very first night I visited in 2000, I walked up to the box office bought a ticket and was hooked ever since. We had a subscription at Chicago's Lyric for years, have attended operas in other cities, even other countries and our Opera company is truly top drawer. Tonight we attended Madame Butterfly... More 

Thank JordanS8
Longboat Key, Florida
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful production! The set was an absolutely beautiful Japanese home and they did wonderful things with the lighting. The soprano (Butterfly) and tenor (Pinkerton) had excellent voices that filled the theater and had the audience thrilled. A must see if you are in the area. The theater itself is fantastic, no bad seats and a lovely intimate theater... More 

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