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The Scenestress celebrates local arts and culture all-stars

Mingling with our area’s arts luminaries…. Read more »

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Patriotism in the park with the Scenestress

Flag Day (June 14) is one of those holidays that doesn’t get its fair share of celebrating most years. In Sarasota, however,¬†Florida Veterans for Common… Read more »

Sarasota Opera hosts 'Super' call for winter season

The Sarasota Opera is offering an opportunity for aspiring actors, opera lovers or outgoing people who want to be on stage. The company is seeking… Read more »

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Sarasota Youth Opera seeks singers

The Sarasota Youth opera opens enrollment for its 28th season this week. Enrollment is open to new and returning young singers ages 8-18. Enrollment Night… Read more »

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Arts groups focus on future philanthropists

A new effort is starting to attract tourists and future arts donors… Read more »

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Sarasota Opera opens single ticket sales Aug. 1

Sarasota Opera launches single ticket sales…. Read more »

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Sarasota County approves $1.25 million in arts grants

25 arts organizations will share $1.25 in county tourist tax funds…. Read more »

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National Endowment for the Arts announces grant to Sarasota Opera

The opera receives a second grant from the NEA to facilitate its production of the youth opera “Little Nemo in Slumberland”…… Read more »

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Former Sarasota Opera director named to new Hartford Stage post

Darko Tresnjak, who spent five seasons staging productions for Sarasota Opera, has been named the new artistic director for Hartford Stage in Connecticut. He directed… Read more »

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Florida arts budget could double if approved by legislators

Under current budget proposals, arts funding in Florida could double in the coming year…. Read more »

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Sarasota Opera's Risorgimento concert features...who else? Verdi

Who else would the Sarasota Opera’s concert celebrating Italy’s unification feature but Maestro Victor DeRenzi’s all time favorite composer…… Read more »

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REVIEW: Sarasota Opera artists compete on stage

A program such as the Sarasota Opera’s traditional Artists Concert is best thought of as a friendly contest in which young artists show off their… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Music adds different tone to 'The Crucible'

How does a theater critic respond to an operatic version of Arthur Miller’s powerful play “The Crucible”?… Read more »

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Sarasota Opera apprentices take center stage

An end of season concert will feature the 24 aspiring talents in the Sarasota Opera’s Apprentice Artists program…… Read more »

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Sarasota Opera salutes its stars

Event at the Sarasota Opera House will recognize the achievements of this season’s best of the best…… Read more »

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