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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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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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A splendid opera house!

My wife and I, along with my 11 year old God-daughter, visited the Sarasota Opera house for the first time this past weekend to catch Aida. What a wonderful performance by all of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I, along with my 11 year old God-daughter, visited the Sarasota Opera house for the first time this past weekend to catch Aida. What a wonderful performance by all of the artists, but especially Leann Sandel-Pantaleo who gave a moving portrayal of Amneris. The sets were also terrific. Each time the curtain was raised, the audience oohed-and-aahed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Lovely place to see an opera. Not a bad seat in the place. If you do not understand Italian, it do not matter. Just go for the music.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a story of the little Opera House that can. The singers for La Boheme were excellent, the orchestra was good. The Opera House acoustics from the Orchestra section of the seating is also excellent. What surprised us was the extensive, elaborate and detailed sets. The second Act was a complete surprise. They recreated the Cafe Momus and the... More 

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Salida, Co. USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We hadn't been to an Opera in Sarasota in too long a time. I found seats up in the balcony on line and at four seats for around $350 went for them. Well Sarasota is a rich city, the demographic has money and wants culture, so don't be surprised if the seats available are off from the Center. I don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went to opening night of La Boheme as not very experienced opera goers , and as part of our ticket we received a pre performance run through of the play,charachters and.some music, which we found to be excellent and helped us appreciate the Italian sung performance more. There was also a subtitled translation projected above the stage which also... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

beautiful matinee performance of La Bohème . the scenery was grand and enthralling. sat in the front row of the balcony with a great perspective of the orchestra

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This is the place that sold me on Sarasota 15 years ago. While visiting in 2000 I walked up to the box office and just purchased a ticket. I saw a production that would rival most big cities. 15 years later, there has been no diminishment of its high quality whatsoever. I just saw the 2015 production of La Boheme,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Historic Sarasota Opera House was originally a theater that was converted for opera in the 1980's. In 2008, the venue had an expansive renovation - restoring the fine decorative details back to their original glory. This is a great place to experience opera, as well as see the 'HD at the Opera House' films shown during the off-season.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

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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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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