Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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THE 2021-22 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 2021 FALL SEASON OCTOBER 29–NOVEMBER 13, 2021

THE SILKEN LADDER (La scala di seta) by Gioachino Rossini   

  • October 29 & 31
  • November 3, 9, 11, 13m

This spirited one act comedy begins with a well-known overture, and goes on to spin a seductive story of a secret husband and would-be lovers who scale a silken ladder into and out of a lady’s room. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.

 

THE 2022 WINTER OPERA FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 22, 2022

TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini​

  • February 12, 16, 20m, 22, 24, 27m
  • March 11, 19

Set in Rome, a diva’s jealousy plays into the hands of the lecherous chief of police, Baron Scarpia. An escaped political prisoner seeks the help of his friend, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, the lover of the famous diva Floria Tosca. In an attempt to recapture the fugitive, Scarpia plants a seed of suspicion in Tosca and sets a dreadful trap. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.

 

THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT (La Fille du régiment) by Gaetano Donizetti

  • February 19, 23, 26m
  • March 1, 3, 6m, 18

Love for Marie, a girl raised by a French regiment, will lead the young Tonio to unexpected lengths in this colorful comedy set in the Tyrol during the Napoleonic Wars. Sung in French with English translations above the stage.

 

THE PEARL FISHERS (Les pêcheurs de perles) by GEORGES BIZET

  • March 5, 8, 10, 13m, 16, 19m

Set in legendary Ceylon, where longtime friends Nadir and Zurga are reunited. Their friendship faltered when they shared the same forbidden love for the priestess Leila—a love they swore to renounce. Sung in French with English translations above the stage.

 

ATTILA by Giuseppe Verdi

  • March 12, 15, 17, 20m, 22m

Attila the Hun has conquered most of Western Europe and is about to take Rome itself, but is brought to his knees by his love for a female warrior, Odabella. Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.

Check out our full calendar at sarasotaopera.org

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