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Die Zauberflöte

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sarasota Opera impresses in 'The Magic Flute' with return artists
19 Feb 19 / Your Observer
Turandot

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Kara Shay Thomson as the Princess Turandot is stunning
15 Feb 19 / Broadway World
‘Turandot’ provides grand opening for new Sarasota Opera season
12 Feb 19 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Opera is near perfection in Giacomo Puccini's 'Turandot'
12 Feb 19 / Your Observer
Norma

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Victor DeRenzi masterfully conducted Bellini’s masterpiece
31 Mar 18 / Opera Warhorses
Bellini’s “Norma” is a rewarding evening at the opera
6 Mar 18 / Your Observer
An operatic whirlwind named ‘Norma’ comes to Sarasota
6 Mar 18 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Manon Lescaut

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Stephanie Sundine staged the opera effectively
31 Mar 18 / Opera Warhorses
A challenging tragedy opens Sarasota Opera season
14 Feb 18 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Opera opens Winter Festival with impressive 'Manon Lescaut'
14 Feb 18 / Your Observer
Carmen

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A fast-paced, persuasively sung performance of Carmen
24 Mar 18 / Opera Warhorses
Sarasota Opera’s 'Carmen' is a sold-out success
20 Feb 18 / Your Observer
Lisa Chavez takes command in strong ‘Carmen’ at Sarasota Opera
19 Feb 18 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Tiefland

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Rarely seen opera by D’Albert stands tall in Florida
17 Mar 18 / Classical Voice North America
Sarasota Opera rediscovers beauty of rarely seen ‘Tiefland’
12 Mar 18 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Rootabaga Country

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Zany Sarasota Youth Opera premiere meets highest standards
15 Nov 17 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
La Traviata

Sarasota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sarasota Opera opens its fall season with timeless 'La Traviata'
5 Nov 17 / Your Observer
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
Sarasota Opera meets Mozart in "Cosí fan tutte"
8 Feb 16 / Your Observer
'Cosi fan tutte' hits all its marks
8 Feb 16 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
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
‘Lucia’ brings Sarasota Opera a hit
23 Feb 12 / Sarasota Herald Tribune
Without question the evening belonged to Kathleen Kim
23 Feb 12 / Sarasota Observer
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Puccini
9 Feb to 22 Mar 2019
Mozart
16 Feb to 23 Mar 2019
Verdi
2 to 24 Mar 2019
Wolf-Ferrari
9 to 23 Mar 2019
Donizetti
9 to 23 Mar 2019
Verdi
1 to 17 Nov 2019
Krása
15 to 16 Nov 2019
Puccini
8 Feb to 21 Mar 2020
Gounod
15 Feb to 20 Mar 2020
Donizetti
22 Feb to 21 Mar 2020
Catalani
7 to 22 Mar 2020

News & Articles

Sarasota Opera announces 2019-2020 season
"Love in its many forms inspired our 2019-20 season."
6 Feb 2019 / Broadway World
Sarasota Opera announces 60th festival season
Highlights of the upcoming season include the launch of a new concert series and the Sarasota Opera premiere of two one act operas to be performed on a double bill.
3 Feb 2018 / Broadway World
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