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“Super Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Opera
61 North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-8450
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Ranked #10 of 130 things to do in Sarasota
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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!
Sarasota, Florida
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“Super Outstanding”
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 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.

Visited February 2014
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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“Outstanding Experience! ”
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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Sarasota, FL
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“It just gets better”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Sarasota Performing Arts”
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.

Visited April 2014
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“Outstanding Venue, Great Show”
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, half way back. It is relatively small, so no seat is really bad.

Visited April 2014
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