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Review of Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Opera
Ranked #28 of 133 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!
Toronto, Canada
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“surprisingly good”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Super Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding Experience! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

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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184 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“It just gets better”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sarasota Performing Arts”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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