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November 1, 2018 Sarasota Opera “Super” Casting

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Sarasota Opera Super Casting Call For Men. Sarasota Opera is seeking a number of enthusiastic, outgoing men to volunteer as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing and non-speaking extras in the opera productions for its 2019 Winter Festival Season. Age range for these characters is from young adult to 65. The “super” roles are for men only. To be considered for a super role: • Must be no taller than 5’10” • Must weigh no more than 170 lbs.-175 lbs. • Be physically fit • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time • Be able to perform onstage […]

October 10, 2018 Learn to Sing “Va Pensiero”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Giuseppe Verdi Returns To Sarasota Opera. The last time Sarasota Opera performed Nabucco, the work that solidified Verdi’s reputation as an opera composer, was in 1995. The production was part of the company’s historic 28-year Verdi Cycle, a feat that made Sarasota Opera the only company in the world to have performed all of Verdi’s music. John Fleming of the Tampa Bay Times called the Cycle “One of the most significant achievements in the opera world.” “I felt that Verdi’s return to our Winter Festival should be acknowledged beyond our main stage performances,” explained Sarasota Opera’s Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi. […]

Sarasota Youth Opera Awarded $20,000 NEA Grant

Friday, May 18, 2018

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Grant To Support Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Sarasota Youth Opera program to support their 2018 re-mount of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, […]

REAL Exclusive Magazine’s Masters Series Featuring Victor DeRenzi

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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REAL Exclusive Magazine’s Masters Series Featuring: Victor DeRenzi Maestro Sarasota Opera The latest edition to REAL’s Masters Series. The Masters series highlights individuals influential in the exposure of our area not only locally, but globally. Welcome to this exclusive club Victor DeRenzi. Click HERE to launch the Master Series profile.

September 10, 2016 A Taste Of Downtown

Saturday, September 3, 2016

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Sarasota Opera’s 3rd Annual Food & Wine Festival. On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Sarasota Opera will open its doors for the 3rd annual Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival at the Sarasota Opera House. Consistently a sell-out event, the Taste of Downtown Festival is a fundraiser for the Sarasota Youth Opera. “This event has become a wonderful way for the downtown community to come together and highlight some of what makes Sarasota so special,” says Executive Director Richard Russell. “We are grateful for the continued support of our downtown neighbors, sponsors, and patrons who have made this such an […]

September 10, 2016 “Taste of Downtown” Food & Wine Festival

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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The Sarasota Opera House Hosts The “Taste Of Downtown” Food & Wine Festival. Tickets are now on sale for Sarasota Opera’s 3rd annual “Taste of Downtown” Food & Wine Festival at the Sarasota Opera House. Consistently a sell-out event, the Taste of Downtown Festival is a fundraiser for the Sarasota Youth Opera program. Tickets are: $65 per person in advance, $75 per person day of the event. Click HERE to purchase tickets or for more information. Attendees will be invited to enjoy culinary treats provided by some of Sarasota’s most popular downtown eateries and lounges spread amongst the unique setting […]

Italian Government Bestows Title Of Cavaliere dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Victor DeRenzi Knighted By Italian Government. The Italian government has bestowed the title of Cavaliere dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the order of the Star of Italy) on Maestro Victor DeRenzi, artistic director and principal conductor of Sarasota Opera. The distinction represents a particular honor extended to those helping spread Italian culture throughout the world. The award was in recognition of Maestro DeRenzi’s extraordinary leadership in Sarasota Opera’s 28-year Verdi Cycle which came to a close on March 20, 2016. “As a musician, and a citizen of Italy and the United States, it means a great deal to me […]

Sarasota Opera Receives $20,000 Arts Works Award

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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National Endowment For The Arts Supports Production Of The Dialogues of the Carmelites. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu approved an Art Works award of $20,000 to support the winter 2017 production of The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. More than $82 million has been designated to fund local arts projects and partnerships around the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. This production will be a part of the newly launched “Sarasota Firsts” initiative in which the company will produce operas never before seen on the Sarasota Opera House stage. […]

January 30, 2016 Pineapple Avenue To Be Renamed “Verdi Place”

Monday, January 25, 2016

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City Of Sarasota And Sarasota Opera Honor Giuseppe Verdi. The Sarasota Opera announced that the block of Pineapple Avenue stretching from 1st Street to Main Street will be temporarily re-named “Verdi Place” in honor of Sarasota Opera’s completion of the Verdi Cycle during the 2016 Winter Festival Season by the City of Sarasota. There is an unveiling ceremony on Saturday, January 30th at 5:30pm at the Sarasota Opera House just before Sarasota Opera opens its doors for the opening night of Verdi’s Aida and the 2016 Winter Festival Season. “The cultural arts are a significant part of the Sarasota community […]

Are You Super?

Monday, December 21, 2015

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Sarasota Opera Announces Two “Super” Casting Calls. The Sarasota Opera has announced dates for two “Super” casting calls for the upcoming 2016 Winter Festival Season. The first date is Tuesday, December 29th, from 5:00–5:30pm and the second date is Saturday, January 2nd, from 1:00pm–1:30pm. Both casting calls will be at the Sarasota Opera House. Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people, both men and women, to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2016 Winter Festival Season productions of Verdi’s Aida and The Battle of Legnano, and Beethoven’s Fidelio. Supers […]

November 3, 2015 Buff It Out

Friday, October 30, 2015

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Sarasota Opera Seeking Male Bodybuilders. Sarasota Opera is seeking volunteer male bodybuilders to appear as supernumeraries (non-singing extras) for its winter season production of Verdi’s opera Aida. Rehearsals will be in the evenings in January of 2016 and will NOT be every night. There will be 12 performances total beginning on January 30 and concluding on March 19th. This is a volunteer position. This is the first time Sarasota Opera will present Verdi’s Aida and will be the biggest production in the company’s 57 year history. The 2016 Winter Opera Festival will mark the conclusion of Sarasota Opera’s 28 year […]

August 7, 2015 Rosemary Square Breaks Ground

Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Mixed Use Complex Will House Sarasota Opera Artists. Rosemary Square, a new mixed-use complex on Boulevard of the Arts between Central and Lemon Avenues broke ground Friday, August 7, 2015. Developed by Dr. Mark Kauffman and partners, Rosemary Square will include retail and office space, and thirty condominium units which were purchased by Sarasota Opera as artists housing. Sarasota Opera purchased 30 units (16 three-bedroom, 8 two-bedroom, and 6 one-bedroom apartments) in the new development to house artists and members of the artistic staff during the company’s fall and winter season. This new building will allow the company to increase […]

Sarasota Opera Announces 2015 Season For “HD At The Opera House”

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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HD Season To Include Productions From Around the World. Sarasota Opera announces the line-up for the 2015 season of “HD at the Opera House”. This series, which debuted in 2014 and more than quadrupled its projected income goal in its first year, has allowed Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. In addition to opera, the 2015 series will include ballet and theater from some of the world’s most famous venues. All showings will occur in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House. “We could not be more pleased […]

Sarasota Opera Seeking Supernumeraries

Friday, February 20, 2015

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So You Want To Be A Super? Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi’s Don Carlos. Supers will take the parts of an emperor, prisoner, and official townspeople. Age range for these characters is from teenager to 60s. At this time the opera is looking for men only. To be considered for a super role, you must: · Must be taller than 5’ 2” · Be physically […]

So You Want To Be A Super??

Friday, December 26, 2014

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Sarasota Opera Is Seeking Supernumeraries. Sarasota Opera is seeking enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, and acrobats for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel. Supers will take the parts of guards, servants, pages and bizarre masked characters (unicorn lady, unicorn man, goat lady, goat men, etc.) Age range for these characters is from teenager to 60’s. To be considered for a super role, you must: • Must be taller than 5’ 2” • Be physically fit • Be able to perform onstage without […]

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