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 were excellent.
The theater itself has excellent acoustics and there really are no bad seats from which to see the entire stage. Back in 1994, we sat in the upper balcony but have moved closer to center stage which does enhance the enjoyment factor considerably. Seat prices have increased significantly since the renovation of a few years ago these days but well worth it if you enjoy excellent opera productions.