Classic Movies at the Opera House: Pillow Talk

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

When Jan Morrow, an uptight interior decorator, is forced to share a party line with carefree playboy Brad Allen, there’s no connection between them. But when the two accidentally meet, the smitten Brad pretends to be a wealthy Texan, wooing Jan with seductive late-night calls. Their phone line is sizzling until Jan discovers her caller’s Read More >

$10

HD at the Opera House: Orphée et Eurydice

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

Juan Diego Flórez dazzled audiences and critics alike when he played the virtuoso role of Orphée in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala’s first ever staging of Gluck’s opera in its French version. “Juan Diego Flórez delivered a lesson in style. His tone is darker and his projection more self-effacing than in the past, but … his Read More >

$20
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The Silken Ladder by Gioachino Rossini

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

This spirited one act comedy begins with a well-known overture, and goes on to spin a seductive story of a secret husband and would-be lovers who scale a silken ladder into and out of a lady’s room. Sung in Italian, with English translations above the stage. Tickets start at $25. Six performances from October 29 – November Read More >

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Program 2 – Day & Night

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

An abstract expression of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Sir Peter Wright’s Summertide distills the magnificence of a radiant day into a one-act ballet. Choreographed in 1976 for the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet with the principal role created on Margaret Barbieri, Summertide found an all too fitting home in Sarasota with a 2015 revival. Read More >

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Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

Set in Rome, a diva’s jealousy plays into the hands of the lecherous chief of police, Baron Scarpia. An escaped political prisoner seeks the help of his friend, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, the lover of the famous diva Floria Tosca. In an attempt to recapture the fugitive, Scarpia plants a seed of suspicion in Tosca Read More >

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Gaetano Donizetti’s THE DAUGHTER of the REGIMENT

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

Love for Marie, a girl raised by a French regiment, will lead the young Tonio to unexpected lengths in this colorful comedy set in the Tyrol during the Napoleonic Wars. Sung in French with English translations above the stage. Tickets start at $25. Seven performances from February 19 – March 18, 2022

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Georges Bizet’s THE PEARL FISHERS

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

Set in legendary Ceylon, longtime friends Nadir and Zurga are reunited. Their friendship faltered when they shared the same forbidden love for the priestess Leila—a love they swore to renounce. Sung in French with English translations above the stage. Tickets start at $25. Six performances from March 5 – 19, 2022

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Giuseppe Verdi’s ATTILA

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

Attila the Hun has conquered most of Western Europe and is about to take Rome itself, but is brought to his knees by his love for a female warrior, Odabella. Sung in Italian, with English translations above the stage. Tickets start at $25.

Recurring

Program 7 – Serendipitous Movement

Sarasota Opera House 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

George Balanchine’s stunning Serenade opens this triple bill, coursing through the four movements of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in a mesmerizingly graceful display. The Company Premiere of Mark Morris’ dynamic The Letter V follows, marking the first time the Company will have worked with this astounding choreographer. The long-awaited return of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Read More >