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Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
+1 941-366-8450
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Lovely and Talented

Sarasotians love and I mean love the Arts. You will find your evening spectacular for a small beach... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2012
Ron S
Sarasota, Florida, United States
New to opera and loving it !

I'm not wealthy, I don't speak Italian. I attended a State University in New England and the... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2012
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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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61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Sarasotians love and I mean love the Arts. You will find your evening spectacular for a small beach City. Great Acustics, talented preformers and you cant help but have a really wonderful time.

2  Thank Ron S
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I'm not wealthy, I don't speak Italian. I attended a State University in New England and the diamond on my wedding ring is the only one I have. I don't live in Sarasota nor in a fancy enclave.I attended my first opera at Sarasota Opera...More

2  Thank MJ J
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Most people don't give Sarasota enough credit for our culture. It is a great vacation destination but bring your formal wear and enjoy the local cultural offerings.

Thank William Y
Reviewed December 8, 2012

I try to catch at least one opera every year, and have never been disappointed. Beautiful opera house and wonderful performances. A real treat!

1  Thank Maizegirl
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I went to the Opera for the first time last season and so thoroughly enjoyed it. But it takes planning to be sure you get good seats.

1  Thank Siesta_Key_Heart
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Last week we attended Sarasota Opera's Rigoletto. We bought our tickets serveral weeks in advance and paid $19 each. Our seats were in the last row of the balcony, but had no problem seeing everything. It was a great cultural experience.

3  Thank paul m
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I went to see the opera Rigoletto last weekend, and really enjoyed the experience of it all. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, the courtyard outside was a lovely addition so I could feel the warm breeze that night. I thought the opera singers were on...More

1  Thank mdog87
Reviewed October 18, 2012

What can I say? The costumes the sets and the talent are exceptional. We have season's tickets and would not miss a performance. They also have backstage visits that are very interesting. Sarasota is very lucky to have this venue and talent!

2  Thank Ann34618
Reviewed October 14, 2012

High quality opera but as we only visit Sarasota twice a year we have only managed to get to see one Opera in 9 years.

3  Thank bmlbml
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We are so fortunate to have the Opera right here. Gorgeous architecture. Staff is top notch. You must go.

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Frank S
February 9, 2017|
Response from Carlos V | Property representative |
I don't perceive the first row seats being too close to stage. That having been said, sitting on the first row is a matter of preference. There are some people who only want to sit in the first row, and some people, like me... More
Linda K
September 7, 2015|
Response from SRQ721 |
Hello - I work for Sarasota Opera and can answer your question. A good opera for a 14 year old would be "La boheme" which the opera company will be performing this fall (October 30th - November 17th). I would suggest looking... More