Off-Campus Field Trip,  Off-Campus Performance

Provider: Sarasota Opera

Contact: Ben Jewell-Plocher

Phone: 941-328-1307

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: Schools must provide their own transporation

Max. Capacity:

Transportation Needed?  Yes

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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Through select orchestra dress rehearsals, Sarasota Opera invites students and educators to experience the magic of live opera and interact with performers during intermissions.

Click here for online registration


2016-2017 Opportunities

Don Pasquale | By Gaetano Donizetti
Tuesday, Oct. 25 – 6:00-9:00 PM
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

To teach his nephew, Ernesto, a lesson, Don Pasquale wants to marry a young woman and produce an heir. But losing the inheritance would prevent Ernesto and his beloved Norina from being happy together. That’s when the clever Dr. Malatesta helps with a plan that will save the day, bringing the two young lovers and Don Pasquale all together into one happy family.

The Italian Girl in Algiers | By Gioachino Rossini
Thursday, Feb. 16 – 12:30-3:00 PM
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Lindoro’s attempts to escape Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, have all been in vain. To top it off, he is now faced with a hand-me-down bride instead of his missing beloved, Isabella. But a unique turn of events brings Isabella right where she needs to be to save her lost fiancé. And she knows exactly how to get them out of this bind.

Dialogues of the Carmelites | By Francis Poulenc
Thursday, March 2 – 12:00-3:00 PM
Performed in French with English supertitles

During the French Revolution’s infamous “Reign of Terror,” follow the story of Blanche de la Force as she dedicates her life to God’s service by joining a Carmelite order. As the story unfolds, the revolution threatens to destroy all that’s most sacred to the nuns. Blanche’s journey will lead her to learn the true meaning of faith.

The Love of Three Kings | By Italo Montemezzi
Thursday, March 9 – 12:30-3:30 PM
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

One of opera’s most passionate stories has music to match in this early 20th century masterpiece. Forced to marry Manfredo, the son of the man who conquered her country, Princess Fiora’s heart belongs to Avito. The two lovers have been meeting in secret, but they are playing a dangerous game, as the blind King Archibaldo grows suspicious.

Additional Details

Cost of Tickets:

Chaperone Guidelines:
Schools: 1 adult for every 10 students.
Homeschoolers: 1 adult for every 4 students

Grade Levels:
All operas during the 2016-17 season are appropriate for grades six and up

Real-Time Translations:
Real-time English translations are displayed above the stage, providing immediate understanding of what is happening, helping you to experience the excitement of the performance no matter what the language.

To Reserve Seats

Fill out our online registration form by clicking here

Transportation Cost:
Transportation must be arranged and paid for by the school.
Need transportation funding? Check out the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Exploration Grants.


Contact Ben Jewell-Plocher, Director of Education
941-328-1307 |


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