Off-Campus Performance

Provider: Sarasota Opera

Contact: Ben Jewell-Plocher

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: Schools must provide their own transportation

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
Click here for our Opera Basics education guide


2019-2020 Opportunities

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6:00-9:30 PM
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

What’s It About?   An overprotective father. A lecherous Duke. A naive girl discovers that love isn’t always true. One of Verdi’s greatest works returns to Sarasota Opera.

Listen   Coming Soon

The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti

Thursday, Feb. 20 from 12:00-2:30 PM
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

What’s It About?   Nemorino’s love is unwavering, but Adina won’t give him a second glance. All is saved by Dulcamara’s love potion – or is it?

Listen   Coming Soon

La Wally by Alfredo Catalani

Thursday, March 5 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Sung in Italian with English superititles

What’s It About?   In a village in the German Alps, Wally chooses love over family. However, with a cruel bet, the man of her dreams breaks her heart, igniting a chain of events that leads to tragedy.

Listen  Coming Soon

Additional Details

Cost of Tickets:

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

Grade Levels:
All opera’s this season are appropriate for grades six and up.

Teachers may, at their own discretion, choose to bring younger students.

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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