Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
Sarasota Opera House Exterior - Sarasota Opera House: Exterior View
Sarasota Opera House Exterior - Sarasota Opera House: Exterior View
Sarasota Opera House Interior - The William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre
Sarasota Opera House Interior - The William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre
Sarasota Opera House View from Stage - The William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre view from the stage.
Sarasota Opera House View from Stage - The William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre view from the stage.

THE 2023 SARASOTA OPERA SEASON  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. 

 

THE 2023 WINTER OPERA FESTIVAL  FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 26, 2023 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY by Giacomo Puccini           - February 18, 21, 23, 26m 
        - March 1, 4m, 10, 15, 21m, 24 

A young geisha known affectionately as Madama Butterfly is swept off her feet by an American Naval officer. Left with a promise that he would return one day, Butterfly waits faithfully for three years, but is met with heartbreak in one of opera’s most enduring tragedies. 

DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart          - February 25, 28
        - March 2, 5m, 8, 12m, 18, 25 

Mozart’s most famous opera is a comic and tragic masterpiece. Set in 17th century Spain, this tale of obsession, betrayal, crime, and retribution centers around the infamous lover Don Juan, who leaves a path of broken hearts wherever he goes. 

ERNANI by Giuseppe Verdi          - March 11, 14, 16, 18m, 22, 26m 

The bandit Ernani has lost his land, wealth, and title, and faces competing suitors, including the king, as he pursues his true love, Elvira. One of the greatest of Verdi’s early works, Ernani encompasses love, honor, and tragedy with passionate choruses, emotional arias, and an exciting score. 

THÉRÈSE by Giuseppe Verdi          - March 17, 19m, 21, 23, 25m 

A love triangle during the French Revolution is the setting for this rarely heard work. Thérèse is torn between love for her former lover and her affection and duty toward her husband. Moments of lyrical beauty are punctuated by the drama of the “Reign of Terror.”  THÉRÈSE is a Sarasota Opera premiere. 

Check out our full calendar at sarasotaopera.org 

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