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Sarasota Opera

Address: 61 North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941-366-8450
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Ranked #11 of 144 Activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world...
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Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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!

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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Miami, Florida
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103 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ok, so I have have never actually heard an opera here; but, I have been in this opera house many, many times. For years, I have attended the Sarasota Baptist Church's Christmas pageant here. It is a beautiful building and I love going there. The acoustics were always good, and all the seats were good. Great place.

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Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The opera is one of the reasons we moved to the Sarasota area. Great performances in a lovely theater.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Wonderful Sarasota Symphony musicians, conductor who is a Verdi expert, singers and chorus are exceptional, a magnificent venue. Easy parking--what else could you ask for?

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