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Sarasota Opera

Address: 61 North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941-366-8450
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Ranked #12 of 130 Activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Performances
Owner description: Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world...
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Type: Operas, Performances
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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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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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Sarasota, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

i am not a huge opera fan, but really enjoyed the Sarasota Opera. The theatre is first rate with excellent acoustics. The production and scenery were top notch. We saw pagliacci which had a large cast and excellent voices. Much more enjoyable than I expected.

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Rochester NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This attractive opera house is home to a talented company, frequent new emerging voices, a well-designed annual program, and one annual "sampler" day when the company invites the public to visit free to experience snippets of upcoming season's opera offerings.

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited Sarasota Opera last November to see la Traviatta, which was wonderful. The theatre is excellent and at the end of the performance you give a driver the key to your car and he brings it to the entrance for you. We are actually going to the same theatre in two weeks time to see Pagliacci which I know... More 

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miami,fla
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a small opera house. Prices are well below Miami and Fort lauderdale. The singers were quite good.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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