The VOICE OF SARASOTA opera will sing at the concert on March 20
On Sunday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., the historic Sarasota Opera House will be filled with singers of all ages and backgrounds, accompanied by a full orchestra, to present “Voices of Sarasota Opera.” This festive concert will feature principal artists, studio artists and apprentices, the Sarasota Youth Opera and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, performing beloved arias, ensembles and orchestral passages, conducted by Jesse Martins.
Other opera excerpts will include selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Puccini’s Turandot and many more. The concert will also include the US premiere of ballet music for Verdi’s Nabucco and a song by Nabucco’s “Va pensiero” grand choir, conducted by Maestro DeRenzi.
Sarasota Youth Opera alumni of all ages are invited to participate in the singing of “Va pensiero” and can register for this and other alumni activities at https://form.jotform.com/213504774806155. Tickets for “Voices of Sarasota Opera” are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available at SarasotaOpera.orgor the box office at 941-328-1300.
This special musical event kicks off a week that includes the closing performance of the 2022 Winter Opera Festival with Verdi’s Attila on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 26, the company pays tribute to Maestro DeRenzi’s 40th season with a grand reception, jubilee concert and gala under a spacious and elegant tent covering Pineapple Avenue.
Sarasota Opera’s 2022 Winter Opera Festival is currently underway with Puccini’s Tosca, through March 19, Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, through March 18, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, opening March 5, and Attila by Verdi, opening March 12. For more information about the Winter Festival, concerts, gala and other events, visit SarasotaOpera.org or call the box office at 941-328-1300. The Sarasota Opera House is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.