Sarasota Opera

61 N. Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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JOIN US AND EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY
THE 2019 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 2019 WINTER OPERA FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 9–MARCH 24, 2019

TURANDOT
By Giacomo Puccini
February 9, 12, 14, 17m, 20, 23, 28
March 3m, 8, 15, 17, 20m, 22

The vocally extravagant Turandot features some of the composer’s most exquisite music, including the famous tenor aria “Nessun dorma.” Set in ancient China, Turandot tells the story of a beautiful princess for whom suitors travel the world to win her hand in marriage. But first, they must solve three riddles. A wrong answer bodes a disastrous fate. Will true love prevail? 

THE MAGIC FLUTE
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
February 16, 19, 24m, 27
March 1, 16m, 21, 23

This enchanting tale tells the story of a noble prince searching for his princess, a bumbling birdcatcher hoping for a mate, and an evil queen. The mystical story is filled with metaphor, beautiful music, and dazzling vocal fireworks, making it an audience favorite the world over. 

NABUCCO
By Guiseppe Verdi
March 2, 5, 7, 10m, 13, 16, 19, 24m

An epic story of the conquest of the ancient Hebrews by the Babylonian king Nabucco is replete with a treacherous love triangle, betrayal, madness and – ultimately– repentance. The third act chorus, “Va pensiero,” in which the Jews in captivity dream of their lost homeland and freedom, has become one of the most popular melodies of all time. 

A COMIC DOUBLE BILL:
Donizetti's Rita and
Wolf-Ferrari's Susanna's Secret
March 9, 12, 14, 17m, 20, 23m

This Sarasota Opera premiere of two rare one-act comedies will make for a delightful evening at the opera. Both operas take a comic look at marital discord, with plots filled with mix-ups and confusion, colorful characters, and misunderstandings. And yet, effervescent music and lively orchestration light the way to a most amusing outcome. 

Check out our full calendar at sarasotaopera.org

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