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Sarasota Opera

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Address: 61 North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941-366-8450
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Description: 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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Sarasota is fortunate to field a world class Opera and the children's program is exceptional! Anything I've been fortunate enough to see has been equal to the great opera houses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Sarasota is fortunate to field a world class Opera and the children's program is exceptional! Anything I've been fortunate enough to see has been equal to the great opera houses in the world.

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Warren, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've attended operas at the Met in NY, and a couple of venues in Italy. The Sarasota Opera productions, while not quite at that level, are really excellent. The quality of the performers is really excellent, and the sets are beaufiful Tickets are not inexpensive, but generally affordable & worth it.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Sarasota Opera House is one beautiful space for watching and listening to top flight operas. Each March, we are never disappointed in the quality of the operas, the scenery, and the comfort of the house. There are no bad seats and the acoustics are second to none. Also, there is a wonderful selection of operas and the only difficulty... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Sarasota Opera House is an old, wonderfully restored theatre. The seating is comfortable and there are several balcony boxes,. The decor is beautiful, even to the ceiling. The best parking (if you park your own car) is a multi-level garage around back of the theatre. Each season features classical operas, often organized around a theme or a particular composer.... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is combination of an art collection and the history of the circus--plus the home of the Ringlings--- Amazing property and schedule most of a day.

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Parrish, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Opera House is a great facility offering comfort, great sight lines, great sound and an all around great experience

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been attending performances here for 20+ years and are always dazzled by the quality of the performances.... Treat yourself to one of the great highlights of the Cultural Coast: the award winning Sarasota Opera where works in the original with outstanding voices will entertain and uplift you. The lavish sets and costumes complement the singers' vocal abilities; they... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The building is beautiful. Seats are good. Excellent facilities for cast as well as after parties. Outside portico a nice touch.Two complaints: the lobby could be bigger! The ticketing area is not only very small,, but if there are lines, the location causes lines to block the entrance.

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Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our first time to the opera was a home run. The entire experience was more than we expected. We attended Puccini's Tosca and it was remarkable at all levels. The theatre provides an excellent view from the balcony, sound was great, orchestra, singers, staging was fabulous. Do not let the term "opera" intimidate you from going. We grew up on... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This 1926 building was a popular entertainment center and even hosted Cecil B. DeMille's "Greatest Show on Earth" which was filmed in Sarasota. Now it is the home of some of the greatest operas produced! The charming design and helpful staff makes this venue a popular experience. The orchestra was outstanding & the acoustics superb. There is not a bad... More 

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