Monday, January 31, 2011

It's almost time for Opening Night!

La bohème, which opens this Saturday at 4 p.m., is now ready to go into orchestra dress rehearsal! It's only a few more days until Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi conducts the Sarasota Opera Orchestra as the curtain goes up on our singers.

Photo by Patricia G Horwell
Maria D'Amato (Mìmi) and Harold Meers (Rodolfo) preparing for Opening Night, Feb. 5.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love is in the air!

Mìmi and Rodolfo — young, beautiful, and in love! Come and meet them and other members of the cast at the Meet the Artists Preview, Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. in the William E Schmidt Theater of the Sarasota Opera House. Tickets are $15 and are available online at or at the Box Office.

Maria D'Amato as Mìmi and Harold Meers as Rodolfo in Sarasota Opera's production of La bohème,
directed by Stephanie Sundine. Opens February 5.

Photo by Patricia G Horwell

Friday, January 28, 2011

La bohème — Beautiful!

Aren't Maria D'Amato and Harold Meers just fabulous as Mìmi and Rodolfo? Wait until you hear them sing! We open February 5.
Photo by Patricia G Horwell

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rehearsing La bohème

Our artists are busy rehearsing La bohème, which opens February 5. We're excited and hope you are too! It's a great cast - with several audience favorites returning - Maria D'Amato, Young-Bok Kim, Carelle Flores, Grant Clarke, Bejamin Gelfand and more! Harold Meers makes his Sarasota Opera debut as heartthrob Rodolfo. And our talented Sarasota Youth Opera singers perform in the big Act II street scene!
Performances are through March 19. Get your tickets while they are still available - either at the Box Office (941) 328-1300 or online at

Cast (including Sarasota Youth Opera members) rehearsing the street scene in Act II of Sarasota Opera's production of La bohème.

Carlos Monzón, Carelle Flores, Young-Bok Kim, Matthew Hanscom,
Maria D'Amato, Harold Meers, and Grant Clarke rehearse the scene
at Café Momus


Carelle Flores sings the popular aria, Musetta's Waltz, during Act II.


Colline (Young-Bok Kim) makes a purchase from a street vendor.
 Photos by Patricia Galausky Horwell