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Dialogues des Carmelites

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The entire cast is superb, brining this very tragic story to life
24 Mar 17 / Broadway World
L'amore dei tre re

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera’s affectionate mounting of “Love for Three Kings"
18 Mar 17 / Opera Warhorses
With 'The Love of Three Kings,' Sarasota Opera beautifully revives a rarity
13 Mar 17 / Your Observer
L'Italiana in Algeri

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sarasota Opera delivers hilarity in true Rossini fashion
21 Feb 17 / Your Observer
Madama Butterfly

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera’s singers take flight for 'Madama Butterfly'
13 Feb 17 / Your Observer
Puccini's music soars in Sarasota Opera's 'Butterfly'
13 Feb 17 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
The Secret World of Og

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

With 'The Secret World of Og,' the Sarasota Opera showed youth opera at its finest
15 Nov 16 / Your Observer
Don Pasquale

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

An evening of rollicking fun at Sarasota Opera's season opener
1 Nov 16 / Your Observer
Welcome laughter at Sarasota Opera's 'Don Pasquale'
30 Oct 16 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Aida

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Sarasota Opera creates an electrifying Aida
23 Mar 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Sarasota Opera wraps Verdi cycle with a rousing “Aida”
4 Mar 16 / Classical Review
'Aida' worth the wait
10 Feb 16 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Verdi’s 'Aida' sails into Sarasota Opera House
2 Feb 16 / Your Observer
La Battaglia di Legnano

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Sarasota completes its epic Verdi cycle
19 Mar 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Superb singing provides fine advocacy for Verdi’s “Legnano” at Sarasota Opera
2 Mar 16 / Classical Review
Overlooked 'Legnano' a Verdi surprise
1 Mar 16 / Sunday Star Times
Passion, drama and patriotism in 'The Battle of Legnano'
29 Feb 16 / Your Observer
Fidelio

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Sarasota Opera offers a dramatic and largely rewarding “Fidelio”
2 Mar 16 / South Florida Classical Review
'Fidelio' requires suspension of disbelief
15 Feb 16 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Opera's spot-on production of 'Fidelio' offers a change of pace
15 Feb 16 / Your Observer
Così fan tutte

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Despite a lack of vocal gleam, Sarasota Opera’s “Cosi” does Mozart right
28 Feb 16 / South Florida Classical Review
'Cosi fan tutte' hits all its marks
8 Feb 16 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Opera meets Mozart in "Cosí fan tutte"
8 Feb 16 / Your Observer
La bohème

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A gorgeous and emotional staging of 'La Boheme' opens Sarasota Opera's fall season
7 Nov 15 / Bradenton Herald
Attention to detail allows a timeless classic to shine
2 Nov 15 / Your Observer
Tosca

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Sarasota Opera presents a thrilling Tosca
26 Mar 15 / Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sarasota Opera delivers an intense, gripping “Tosca”
17 Mar 15 / South Florida Classical Review
Kara Shay Thomson is 'Tosca'
10 Feb 15 / Your Observer
'Tosca' tragedy never fails to surprise
9 Feb 15 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Opera season opens with 'Tosca'
9 Feb 15 / Bradenton Herald
Le coq d'or

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Rimsky’s “Golden Cockerel” gets a colorful revival at Sarasota Opera
17 Mar 15 / South Florida Classical Review
An unexpectedly modern fable unfolds on the opera stage
23 Feb 15 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Le nozze di Figaro

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Uneven vocalism makes for a routine “Figaro” at Sarasota Opera
15 Mar 15 / South Florida Classical Review
A charming but inconsistent 'Marriage of Figaro' at Sarasota Opera
26 Feb 15 / Your Observer
'Figaro' a terrific Valentine
16 Feb 15 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Don Carlo

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

'Don Carlos' is worth the length
12 Mar 15 / Ticket Sarasota
Jerusalem

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Rare 'Jerusalem' stands out at Sarasota Opera
15 Mar 14 / The Tampa Tribune
Jérusalem allows the stirring musical vocabulary of early Verdi
12 Mar 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
'Jerusalem' overlooked, but stands proudly on its own
10 Mar 14 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera serves up rollicking Rossini with an inspired “Barber”
10 Mar 14 / South Florida Classical Review
'Barber of Seville' is brilliant entertainment
20 Feb 14 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Il Trovatore

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera’s “Trovatore” eventually sparks Verdian fire
10 Mar 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Solid, no surprises
10 Feb 14 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Der Fliegende Holländer

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera’s static “Dutchman” offers more ebb than flow
9 Mar 14 / Classical Review
'Dutchman' offers excellent theater at Sarasota Opera
6 Mar 14 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Die Fledermaus

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Die Fledermaus' delights audiences with great humor, music and stagecraft
9 Nov 13 / Bradenton Herald
Soaring 'Fledermaus' at Sarasota Opera
3 Nov 13 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Un Giorno di Regno

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Verdi’s delightful “Un giorno” fit for a king at Sarasota Opera
21 Mar 13 / South Florida Classical Review
Sarasota Opera's 'Un Giorno di Regno' is royally entertaining
6 Mar 13 / Tampa Bay Times
'King for a Day' a clever, charming production
5 Mar 13 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Of Mice and Men

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera closes its American series with a devastating “Of Mice and Men”
19 Mar 13 / Classical Review
'Of Mice and Men' moves opera audience
11 Mar 13 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Les pêcheurs de perles

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

“Pearl Fishers” not a jewel at Sarasota Opera
18 Mar 13 / South Florida Classical Review
'Pearl Fishers' continues Sarasota Opera tradition of excellent work
19 Feb 13 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Turandot

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Brenda Harris makes a memorable debut in Sarasota Opera’s “Turandot”
18 Mar 13 / South Florida Classical Review
Little Nemo in Slumberland

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’ has a timeless appeal
14 Nov 12 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Carmen

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Sarasota Opera stumbles with a clinker of a “Carmen”
18 Mar 12 / Classical Review
‘Carmen’ effective at Sarasota Opera despite misfortunes
17 Feb 12 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Vanessa

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Vanessa, we hardly know you
14 Mar 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Seldom-seen 'Vanessa' a rare treat
13 Mar 12 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Otello

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sarasota tackles another big one
14 Mar 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Sarasota Opera soprano's voice carries her debut in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
2 Mar 12 / Tampa Bay Times
Without question the evening belonged to Kathleen Kim
23 Feb 12 / Sarasota Observer
‘Lucia’ brings Sarasota Opera a hit
23 Feb 12 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
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News & Articles

Verdi & rare productions return in 2017-18 Sarasota Opera season
The Sarasota Opera, which bills itself as Giusseppe "Verdi's Home in America," will be filled with the sound of his music again after a one-year break as part of the 2017-18 season.
4 Feb 2017 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
A Verdi-less season of 'firsts'
After 28 years with at least one opera by Giuseppe Verdi on its programming, the Sarasota Opera has announced its first Verdi-less season.
2 Mar 2016 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 season announced
La boheme, Aida, Verdi Festival and more set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 season.
20 Mar 2015 / Broadway World
'Aida' to help bring an end to Sarasota Opera's Verdi cycle
To the famous strains of the Triumphal March from “Aida,” next season will bring an end to the Sarasota Opera’s 27-year project to produce every note ever written by Giuseppe Verdi.
6 Feb 2015 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Opera hires new marketing director
Carlos Vicente, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, comes to Sarasota Opera from the Houston Symphony, where he was Director of Marketing for Subscriptions.
29 Apr 2014 / Sarasota Herald Tribune