Sarasota Youth Opera Production of The Hobbit-----Photo by Rod Millington

Sarasota Youth Opera Production of The Hobbit—–Photo by Rod Millington

Sarasota Opera’s mission includes a mandate “to entertain, enrich, and educate our communities, as well as patrons from across the state and around the world.”

Through a multitude of education and outreach programs, we provide opportunities for all members of our community to share our passion for the operatic art form.


After School Programming

Sarasota Youth Opera

Founded in 1984 to introduce young people to opera, our performance-based program builds musical skills in participants age 8 and above, under the expert guidance of Sarasota Opera’s staff. Accepting all who apply regardless of skill level or ability to pay, this program is unique in the opera world.

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Young people ages 8 to 18 are invited to enroll two times a year: August and January

Youth Opera Productions

Part of Sarasota Opera’s commitment to youth includes the performing and commissioning of operatic works written specifically for children and young adults. Since 1986 five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Members take part in the making of each opera complete with professional staging, costumes, lighting, sound, and orchestral accompaniment.

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Youth Opera Summer Camp

Camp is a three week, hands-on workshop held at the Sarasota Opera  every June that immerses young people in all aspects of the operatic art form. Participants study many facets of opera – from music and acting to opera appreciation and technical production – under the direction of Sarasota Opera’s professional and artistic staff.

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School-Based Programming

Invitation To Opera Dress Rehearsals

Through select orchestra dress rehearsals students and educators are invited to experience the magic of live opera and interact with performers during intermissions. To learn more, click on the “Invitation To Opera Dress Rehearsals” Exploration below.

Opera Artists In Schools

Through select orchestra dress rehearsals students and educators are invited to experience the magic of live opera and interact with performers during intermissions. To learn more, click on the “Opera Artists In Schools” Exploration below.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Staff from Sarasota Opera provide students and educators with an insiders look at our historic theatre and the backstage workings of a professional opera company. Tours include (when possible) visits to our scenic, costume, and prop shops as well as Q&A sessions with professional artists and staff.

To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact us at 941-328-1307 or youthopera@sarasotaopera.org.


 


Explorations Contact: Ben Jewell-Plocher

Phone: 941-328-1307

Email: youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Website: http://www.sarasotaopera.org/

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