Tiefland, Carmen, Norma, Manon Lescaut and the Artists Choice Concert. With superb meals and deluxe rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
What better way to escape the winter chill than with a sojourn in Sarasota for one of the most unique and enjoyable opera experiences in North America.
Our days will be spent enjoying the sun and sea air, taking in the views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and touring the most significant cultural sites in the area. Our nights will be filled with superb performances and will see us retire to our deluxe rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Sarasota Opera will open the 2018 Winter Festival Season with the Sarasota Opera première of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini. Based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost, this is a story of love at first sight between the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut, who is enroute to join a convent at the will of her father.
All-consuming, ill-fated passion rules the tumultuous love of a gypsy and a corporal in Georges Bizet’s Carmen which returns to the Sarasota Opera House stage after its sold-out run in 2012.
Vincenzo Bellini brings passion, vengeance and defiance in his 8th opera, Norma, which premièred in 1831 and has become a tour-de-force role for famous sopranos throughout history. This production will mark the first opera by Vincenzo Bellini performed at the Sarasota Opera House.
The final installment of the 2018 Winter Festival Season brings the Sarasota Opera première of Tiefland (The Lowlands) by Eugen d’Albert. Based on the 1896 Catalan play Terra baixa by Àngel Guimerà, Tiefland was d’Albert’s 7th opera, and is the one which is now his best known. It continues to gain exposure and popularity.
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