Sarasota Opera

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Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
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JOIN US AND EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY THE 2019-2020 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 OPERA SEASON NOVEMBER 1–17, 2019

RIGOLETTO By Guiseppe Verdi November 1, 3m, 6, 12, 14, 17m
Love Is Dangerous: 
A protective father. A lecherous Duke. A naive girl who discovers that love isn’t always true. One of Verdi’s greatest works returns to Sarasota Opera. Last seen in fall 2012. 

BRUNDIBÁR By Hans Krása November 15 & 16 Love Conquers Evil. Sarasota Youth Opera presents a revival of its acclaimed production of Brundibár. Originally performed by children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II, this allegorical tale has three heroes — a sparrow, a cat and a very wise dog — helping Annette and Little Joe raise the money needed to save their ailing mother, despite the evil organ grinder Brundibár. This story of friendship and perseverance will touch your heart. 

THE 2020 WINTER OPERA FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 8–MARCH 22, 2020

LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini February 8, 11, 13, 16m, 19, 25, 29m
March 3, 6, 11, 14, 19, 21

Love is fragile: Almost two centuries ago in Paris’ Latin Quarter, a love affair flourishes, withers and dies in Puccini’s romantic portrayal of bohemian life. A perfect work for newcomers as well as the most devoted opera fan. Last seen in Fall 2015. 

ROMEO & JULIET by Charles Gounod February 15, 18, 20, 23m, 28
March 4, 8m, 14m, 20

Love is Forever:In this story — immortalized by the genius of William Shakespeare and overflowing with the melodies of Charles Gounod — young lovers pursue their great passion to the grave. Last seen in 1993.

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE by Gaetano Donizetti February 22, 26 
March 1m, 5, 13, 17, 21

Love is Intoxicating: Nemorino’s love is unwavering, but Adina won’t give him a second glance. All is saved by Dulcamara’s love potion — or is it? Last seen in Winter 2009. 

LA WALLY by Alfredo Catalani March 7, 10, 12, 15m, 18, 22m

Love hurts: In a village in the Tirolean alps, Wally chooses love over family. However, with a cruel bet, the man of her dreams breaks her heart, igniting a chain of events that leads to tragedy. La Wallyhad its last fully staged U.S. production in 1989, when it launched Sarasota Opera’s Masterworks Revival Series. 

Check out our full calendar at sarasotaopera.org

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