Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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THE 2021 SARASOTA OPERA WINTER & SPRING OPERA FESTIVALS

Sarasota has become one of the most vibrant Florida communities. Our city has grown from a sleepy beach getaway to an international Arts destination. At the center of this community is Sarasota Opera—as unique as our Florida home.

When you step into our theater—with the perfect size and acoustics for live opera—you’ll leave the outside world behind for an unforgettable experience of music, lights, costumes, sets and vocals.

Welcome to our world of kings and queens, heroes and villains, passionate love, intense drama, and the inextinguishable power of the human spirit.

This is Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Opera is committed to the highest Health & Safety standards. Each work will run between 60-90 minutes with no intermission. Seating in the Sarasota Opera House will be limited to 20% of capacity. Audience members will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented within the theater and the air conditioning system has been upgraded with a bi-polar ionization system to neutralize germs and viruses. Details are available at https://www.sarasotaopera.org/health-and-safety.

 

THE 2021 WINTER & SPRING OPERA FESTIVALS FEBRUARY 12–APRIL 24, 2021

THE HAPPY DECEPTION (L’inganno felice) by Gioachino Rossini   

  • February 12, 14m, 17, 20m, 23, 25

A duchess disappears and then washes up on a beach in a small mining town. A kind miner takes her in and cares for her, until ten years later when her grieving husband and his entourage pay a visit. Abduction, menace, passion, and comedy all swirl towards a happy conclusion. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.

 

MAID TO MISTRESS (La serva padrona) by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi​

  • February 19, 21m, 24, 27m
  • March 2, 4

A wealthy bachelor grows impatient with his saucy young maid and resolves to find a wife to care for him properly. The maid has other ideas and schemes to get the promotion she desires — bride and mistress of the home. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.

 

IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO by Gioachino Rossini​

  • April 9, 13, 16, 18m, 21, 24m

This lighthearted operatic comedy opens with one of Rossini’s most innovative and playful overtures. Anxious young lovers navigate their way through meddling parents, an arranged marriage, and a case of mistaken identity, with sparkling arias and ensembles soaring towards happily ever after. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.

 

DIDO AND AENEAS by Henry Purcell

  • April 11m, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25m

In this Baroque treasure based on The Aeneid of Virgil, Dido the Queen of Carthage falls in love with the Trojan warrior Aeneas, yet scheming sorcery and fateful spells doom their great passion. Hear the abandoned and heartbroken queen conclude the epic tale with one of opera’s most memorable laments. Sung in English with English translations above the stage.

Check out our full calendar at sarasotaopera.org

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    • Days Open
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday