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Sarasota Opera

Closes in 2 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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MASTERS OF DANCE from the SARASOTA BALLET was an awesome experience!!!!

First two acts were mostly traditional ballet which I love. I (and most of the audience around me... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mamamia70
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Englewood, Florida
Splendid evening!!

We had not been to a concert in years and packed for a quick getaway night, dinner and a super... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
junglefun123
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Tampa, Florida
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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...more
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61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First two acts were mostly traditional ballet which I love. I (and most of the audience around me concurred) however that the operatic singing throughout the second act should be eliminated. It was so distracting, did nothing to enhance the piece at all. The wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mamamia70
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Evening music performance was beautiful, wonderful acoustics, no bad seats. However, the weak A/C made the event uncomfortable when patrons filed the house. Water not allowed inside, so we had to suffer through what would have been a splendid concert.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We had not been to a concert in years and packed for a quick getaway night, dinner and a super concert!! Staff is wonderful and the seating and acoustics just perfect. Will call was a little hard to find that night but all was in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank junglefun123
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We just made our first visit to the Sarasota Opera and it was nothing short of fabulous. We are not Opera fans so this was an opportunity to see a one night performance of Tony Danza. You know from Taxi, Who’s The Boss etc. not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joe C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Customer service is horrendous, took wife and daughter there for Bugaku ballet and had to leave after 2nd intermission... temp in theater had to have reached 90 degrees. Walk in and ask usher for napkins that she had and she sent us to another location....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Carlos V, Director of Sales at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

We are so sorry that you didn't have a good experience at the Sarasota Opera House. Though Sarasota Opera owns the Sarasota Opera House, we do not have control over renter events. That having been said, I will make sure to relay that information to...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sheri R
Carlos V, Director of Sales at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We take great care in our productions, and hope you'll come back to see more.

Reviewed 25 March 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 2FlyingCoconuts
Carlos V, Director of Sales at Sarasota Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed Carmen, and we hope you'll come back next season for Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Puccini's Turandot, Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Nabucco, or A Comic Double Bill with Donizetti's Rita and Wolf-Ferrari's...More

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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!

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank christelle F
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!

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank E6370KJmichaels
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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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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FrankS1039
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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