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Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
+1 941-366-8450
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Delightful venue for lyrical music

The sarasota Opera combines all the necessary elements to deliver a superb musical experience: a... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Sarasota, Florida
A must see in Sarasota!

It doesn't matter whether you are an opera aficionado or have never seen an offer before in your... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Sarasota, Florida
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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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61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
+1 941-366-8450
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

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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...More

Thank MelindaLee7
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
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...More

Thank joeF_10
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...More

Thank JoelBx
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
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank DRH0PS
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...More

Thank WesB33
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...More

Thank JordanS8
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...More

Thank barchbold
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Frank S
seats in first row are they too close to stage ?
9 February 2017|
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
Linda K
What would a good opera for a 14 year old who has never been to an opera before. Live I hope
8 September 2015|
Response from SRQ721 |
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