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Sarasota Opera

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Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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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One performance and you will be sold

The first time in Sarasota back in 2000, I was lucky enough to buy a ticket the night of a performance at the box office. I was blown away. After being a subscriber to Lyric in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The first time in Sarasota back in 2000, I was lucky enough to buy a ticket the night of a performance at the box office. I was blown away. After being a subscriber to Lyric in Chicago for many years I was spoiled by one of the best opera companies in the world. What I have seen since that fateful... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Over the last twenty years the Sarasota Opera has defined itself as one of the finest companies in the country if not the world. Just this year they became one of the few companies big or small to have performed all the works of Verdi. But I think more importantly it is a venue that welcomes a wide variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The epitome of Sarasota's Verdi cycle, Aida was an excellent introduction to high-quality music. Thankful for the "sub-titles." Good singing, Good orchestra, good scenery. Not a bad seat in the house. Pricey but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Saw a lesser known opera of Verdi yesterday (The Battle of Legnano) and enjoyed it very much. One of the three main singers withdrew due to illness, so we were not sure what to expect. His replacement was excellent, however, and drew quite a round of applause from the audience afterwards. We've been to a number of performances at the... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Costuming and set lend themselves to great "stage pictures" for every act. Voices are flawless, with exceptional chorus work, Aida herself, and several others. On the negative side, the orchestra overshadowed the singers in the first act and Radames has a difficult time with his facial expressions. An excellent production for the neophyte. For a longtime picky opera lover like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Went to see an opera at the Sarasota Opera House. The building was beautiful. The seats are comfortable and you can see from everywhere in the opera house. The opera itself, was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

When ever I have visitors in town we generally attend an opera at this beautiful opera house. This month it was "Aida" and trust me this was some fantastic production. The costumes, the settings, the voices took my breath away. I've attended operas throughout the world and this opera house and staff are true professionals.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We attend opera all over the world and were very pleased we attended a great performance of Verdi's Aida. Excellent performance altogether with a great orchestra. Recognizing the small size of the theater, this was an amazing production and left us feeling we should think about annual winter trips to Sarasota.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Attended my first opera this past week in Sarasota. The cast was amazing!! Absolutely loved the opera house and customer service there was outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 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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