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Sarasota Opera

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
+1 941-366-8450
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Great arts in Sarasota, nice house and good location, parking prepare for, nice resturants in area

Nice opera house worth a trip just to see it, great neighborhood, parking requires some thought and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent facility and performance

We cam for the opening night of La Traviata. The facility was excellent and had an old European... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the opera opera companies in the world. Season after season, Sarasota Opera presents world-class musicians and performances in the striking 1,119 seat Mediterranean style Sarasota Opera house. The fall season consists of one opera performed in October-November followed by the four opera Winter Opera Festival that runs all of February and March. Each season brings a mixture of classic favorites and rarely heard gems. All performances have simultaneous English translations above the stage and opera goers are encouraged to dress as they feel comfortable: suits and ties mix with khaki and jeans. Tickets start at only $19!! Come and experience the magic that is Sarasota Opera!
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61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5723
+1 941-366-8450
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice opera house worth a trip just to see it, great neighborhood, parking requires some thought and preparation, come early or public transport. Great neighborhood, nice restaurants in area, interesting bars, enjoy.

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cam for the opening night of La Traviata. The facility was excellent and had an old European opera house feel. The crowd was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Opera. The orchestra was excellent. The performers were excellent. The stage was unbelievable. They did a great...More

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at Sarasota Opera. The person who helped us with the tickets- gave us great seats- so my husband could extend his legs comfortably. The opera itself was superb. The soprano had a beautiful voice- very smooth and powerful. She’s a...More

Thank Mrscye
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The old Edwards Theatre, a former vaudeville and movie house, has been preserved and renovated over the years and remains a gem of a concert hall. It is the home of the Sarasota Opera with fall and winter season performances, however, audiences enjoy dance and...More

Thank GayleyPablo
Reviewed 25 July 2017

A "must see" if your're in Sarasota from October to March. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The acoustics are great and the view from any seat is fine because of the small size of the theatre. The sets and costumes are top...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The sarasota Opera combines all the necessary elements to deliver a superb musical experience: a wonderful selection of singers, accomplished musicians in the orchestra, uniformly good acoustics, comfortable seating and a central location that is close to plenty of parking and public transportation. The Opera's...More

Thank kaibab1
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter whether you are an opera aficionado or have never seen an offer before in your life… Sarasota Opera is world-class! From the facilities which have recently been updated to the world class maestro and artistic company. You won't be disappointed! We are...More

Thank MelindaLee7
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I attended all four productions of the Sarasota Opera winter festival. The opera house is just 1200 seats, acoustics and sight lines are very good. Excellent variety and very strong singers. Would highly recommend this company if you are visiting Sarasota.

Thank fireplug80
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are avid opera fans and often go to the Met in New York. We were quite pleased and surprised with the excellent performance of L'amore dei tre re starring a young super talented soprano by the name of Elizabeth Tredent. Her...More

Thank joeF_10
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Site: A Grand Old (early 1900s) Theatre, now beautifully converted into a first class Opera House. Repertoire: All of the world's greatest operas. Artists: Consistently very, very good. We saw performances of An Italian in Algiers and Madame Butterfly. They were both brilliant. Don't miss...More

Thank JoelBx
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Questions & Answers
14 November 2017|
Response from Carlos V | Property representative |
All evening opera performances begin at 7:30 pm sharp. For most performances there will be no late seating. Latecomers will be seated at Selby Lobby—on the second floor of the Opera House, where they will be able to see a... More
Frank S
10 February 2017|
Response from Carlos V | Property representative |
I don't perceive the first row seats being too close to stage. That having been said, sitting on the first row is a matter of preference. There are some people who only want to sit in the first row, and some people, like me... More
Linda K
8 September 2015|
Response from SRQ721 |
Hello - I work for Sarasota Opera and can answer your question. A good opera for a 14 year old would be "La boheme" which the opera company will be performing this fall (October 30th - November 17th). I would suggest looking... More