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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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Beautiful Opera House

" Marriage of Figaro" .The seats were very comfortable. Unfortunately, our seats were in the balcony which made it hard for my husband to see. Good Performance... Went to eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

" Marriage of Figaro" .The seats were very comfortable. Unfortunately, our seats were in the balcony which made it hard for my husband to see. Good Performance... Went to eat at Patricks, first and walked around Sarasota, great night out. The Opera House itself is beautiful...People were very dressed up or not, and no shorts.(for the evening)

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Venice, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Everyone is raving (and so well deserved) about the sets and costumes ... but the singing (in Russian) and the music (Rimsky Korsokov) is just as delightful and intriguing. My advise is to read the synopsis and libretto. Although you have subtitles, some music can be missed as you read since this is a less familiar work. Do your homework,... More 

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NYC
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160 reviews 160 reviews
13 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We attended opening night of Tosca and were delighted. The opera house itself is wonderful, dating back to 1926 and having undergone a major restoration in 2008. The staging was excellent, the orchestra phenomenal, and the characters of Tosca, Scarpio and the Sacristan well voiced and superbly acted.

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Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you like Opera, you cannot help but like this Opera House and everything about it (except for the space between the rows). The performances are as good and sometimes better than some of the biggest names, including the Met, LaScala etc. The staging, the orchestra, the performers absolutely outstanding. We that live in Sarasota and are opera enthusiasts are... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am a native and remember when the opera house was first built. David Hall supervised the original construction. It has come a long way toward excellence since the first opening. The Opera house is built around the remnants of the old Ritz movie theater and was engineered to get the theater up to acoustic excellence. I have seen a... More 

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traverse city, michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The opera house is beautiful and is owned by the opera company. The performances are great. I love the Sarasota opera!

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Tampa, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great venue and great productions! I've been to probably 7 operas here, and all have been fantastic. And don't worry if the opera is in a foreign language .... subtitles are provided.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My second time to visit the Opera House and it won't be my last. The first was for an opera and tonight was for a concert with the great Itzhak Perlman. Great accoustics, comfortable seating and delightful volunteers and staff. First rate in every sence.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My daughter had a play in with Itzhak Perlman. It was a rehearsal for the Perlman Institute orchestra. I was impressed with the venue. Comfortable seats, small enough that it felt intimate, everything was clean. Lobby was bright, the courtyard was lovely. Looked like they did a great job on a renovation. Can't wait to come back.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

as good as New York, Vienna, more intimate , great acting and fabulous voices, costumes, set design excellent

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