Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Sarasota Opera Winter Festival Has Arrived!

The Sarasota Opera Guild hosted their annual "Welcome Party" at the Sarasota Opera House on Tuesday, January 8, to welcome the 2013 apprentice artists, studio artists and artistic staff to Sarasota Opera.  This event marks the official "kick off" to the 2013 Sarasota Opera Winter Festival as singers and artistic staff prepare to begin rehearsals for the upcoming season.  Everyone mixed and mingled into the evening as old friendships were renewed and new friendships began.       

A big THANK YOU to the members of the Sarasota Opera Guild who worked so hard to prepare such a warm welcome for this season's artists and staff.  Here are a few pictures from the evening to enjoy.

Singers and Artistic Staff line up to
enjoy the delicious dinner  provided
by the Sarasota Opera Guild.

A table of satisfied Apprentice and Studio Artists
enjoying their dinner and the evening

SOG member Bobby Garibaldi-Sanders serves up some delicious salad to soprano Lindsay Barche, a returning Studio Artist.  
(l to r) Stage Managers Jill Zakrezewski, Francesca MacBeth,
and Studio Artist William Roberts enjoying the evening

(l to r) Apprentice Artists Constandinos Tsourakis,
Brendan Slinger, and Scott Lindroth

Apprentice Artists KerriAnn Otano and Keith Brown

(l to r) Studio Artists Brian Major, Leah Dexter,
Chelsea Basler, and John Orduna 

Our wonderful hostesses for the evening, the ladies
of the Sarasota Opera Guild

Sarasota Opera Guild President, Mary Cook, welcomes everyone to Sarasota

And Ms. Bobby Garibaldi-Sanders welcomes everyone with a dance...
Which the crowd enjoyed!
Best wishes to all for a successful and exciting Sarasota Opera Season!  We look forward to seeing you all on stage and enjoying your extraordinary talent in this season's productions and concerts! 

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