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Sarasota Opera

61 North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-8450
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Ranked #6 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
Owner description: Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world. Season after season, Sarasota Opera presents... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Longboat Key, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I never liked opera, but after one visit to this small opera house in Sarasota I was hooked! The translation on the top of the stage was so helpful. My husband is hearing impaired so the loop technology was so helpful.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Sarasota Opera perpetually delights audience members. Who would think that little Sarasota is home to such a wonderful opera experience? Way better than Tampa, our opera is the best musical experience on the West Coast of Florida. I have seen two operas each year for the past seven years and have never been disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

In their own intimate theatre, the Sarasota Opera put on 4-5 productions each winter, and the standard is very high. Even my wife (no opera fan) looks forward to it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been patrons of Sarasota Opera since we moved here in 1994. Have never missed a performance in 20 years. Every performance is a high quality experience. There are just a few operas that I may not have enjoyed because of the inane story line or cumbersome length of the production but the individual performances even in those instances... More

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I go to the opera every year because it's such an incredible experience. The singing, acting, and costumes are fabulous. If cost is not a concern and you enjoy music, don't miss the Sarasota opera!

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China
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42 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

They tend to overfull the stage with large, clunky scenery. however, productions are not of the European "regietheater" type; all are traditional, which is good. Saw "Jerusalem" (excellent female lead) and "Dutchman" (female lead very, very good).

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Sarasota, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This small opera house has been turning out quality opera for years and it seems to get better every year. The productions are classical & no details seem to be overlooked. This is a very special part of Sarasota and it should not be missed if visiting or living there.

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Sarasota Opera is superb! Make sure you get to at least one performance while visiting Sarasota during the winter season.

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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Yesterday, we went to our first show at the Opera house....the building has the feel of big city as did the quality of the show. Since it is off season, the Opera was not sold out which gave us the opportunity to try different seating options. Would recommend anywhere on first floor. If you choose the balcony, go for center,... More

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California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Four grandparents and an aunt traveled to Florida, November 2013, to attend the Youth Opera's production of The Little Sweep, in which our 8-year-old grandson appeared. Everything about the opera house is nice, including the interior and the patio. The production was excellent, and exceeded our expectations. The neighborhood is a delight for walking with shops, a nearby library that... More

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