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Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
+1 941-366-8450
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Fantastic Regional Opera

We tripped on the opera last year when visiting Sarasota and were so enchanted that we made a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheri R
An Afternoon at the Opera in Sarasota

The Sarasota Opera is housed in a magnificently renovated and restored venue in the center of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The excitement is palpable during the Sarasota Opera season. As you arrive at your seats, you'll see the familiar faces of opera lovers just like you, and also meet new people. Our intimate 1119-seat theater—with the perfect acoustics for live opera—gives a sense of intimacy to our performances while enhancing your overall experience. Now in its 59th Season, Sarasota Opera is the only opera company in the world to have performed all of Verdi's works. People from all corners of the world come to see our world-class productions, which range from early Italian Bel Canto to contemporary American opera. This Winter, we are bringing to you Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Bizet’s Carmen, Bellini’s Norma, and d’Albert’s Tiefland. 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tripped on the opera last year when visiting Sarasota and were so enchanted that we made a visit to the City this year for the purpose of attending their 4 operas in a week-end event. Not as good as the Met, but excellent for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sarasota Opera is housed in a magnificently renovated and restored venue in the center of the city. We have attended several performances here. This afternoon we thoroughly enjoyed "Carmen", a masterpiece by Georges Bizet, and journeyed through Seville. Gypsies, soldiers, smugglers, a bullfight -...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous season at Sarasota opera. Just saw opening night of Tiefland, only performed for the 3rd time in US and it was fabulous- orchestra, leading performers, the sets! It moved quickly and was most excellent. We are going back to see it again....More

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Carlos V, Director of Marketing at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We work hard to give you the best opera experience possible. If there's anything you need, please let us know!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first time going here and it was awesome. The performance was well constructed and well-done and the design was a nice sight to see.

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Carlos V, Director of Marketing at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Please come see us again!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The opera house is beautiful. We saw Carmen. The seats are comfortable with excellent banking. The performance was wonderful.

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Carlos V, Director of Marketing at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. If you are still in town, don't forget to see our 3 other Winter Festival titles, now all open!

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Start with a wonderful venue, fill in with a world class orchestra and finish it off with hugely talented singers, scenery and settings. Sarasota’s Opera can easily complete with March larger companies in bigger cities. Tonight we saw Carmen and it was an awesome production...More

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Carlos V, Director of Marketing at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your support of Sarasota Opera for so long. I am so glad you enjoyed our production of Carmen, and hope I'll see you in the Opera House for our other Winter Opera Festival titles—Manon Lescaut, Norma and Tiefland, which opened this past...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This opera house is cozy and intimate with the performers. The Victorian motif lends a feeling of elegance for a reasonable price. Parking is difficult but the Valet service worked well. The waiting area is a bit stark.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Nice opera house worth a trip just to see it, great neighborhood, parking requires some thought and preparation, come early or public transport. Great neighborhood, nice restaurants in area, interesting bars, enjoy.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We cam for the opening night of La Traviata. The facility was excellent and had an old European opera house feel. The crowd was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Opera. The orchestra was excellent. The performers were excellent. The stage was unbelievable. They did a great...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience at Sarasota Opera. The person who helped us with the tickets- gave us great seats- so my husband could extend his legs comfortably. The opera itself was superb. The soprano had a beautiful voice- very smooth and powerful. She’s a...More

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Crayola1
14 November 2017|
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Response from Carlos V | Property representative |
All evening opera performances begin at 7:30 pm sharp. For most performances there will be no late seating. Latecomers will be seated at Selby Lobby—on the second floor of the Opera House, where they will be able to see a... More
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Frank S
9 February 2017|
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Response from Carlos V | Property representative |
I don't perceive the first row seats being too close to stage. That having been said, sitting on the first row is a matter of preference. There are some people who only want to sit in the first row, and some people, like me... More
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Linda K
8 September 2015|
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Hello - I work for Sarasota Opera and can answer your question. A good opera for a 14 year old would be "La boheme" which the opera company will be performing this fall (October 30th - November 17th). I would suggest looking... More
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