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!|