Sarasota Opera will hold open auditions for an Associate Community Chorus on Thursday, November 13th from 5pm – 6:30pm

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Sarasota Opera Announces Auditions for

Associate Community Chorus

Sarasota, FL –Sarasota Opera will hold open auditions for an Associate Community Chorus on Thursday, November 13th from 5pm – 6:30pm. The purpose of the chorus, which will launch during the 2016 season, is to serve as a supplementary group to Sarasota Opera when the company programs operas that require larger choruses.

Candidates should arrive with a performance resume or a short biography of any performance history, and be prepared to sing a classical art song or aria. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an appointment, please e-mail Greg Trupiano, Director of Artistic Services, at [email protected]. Candidates should be sure to include their phone number in their e-mail.

What:                  Auditions for Sarasota Opera Associate Community Chorus
When:                  Thursday, November 13th
5pm – 6:30pm
Where:                Sarasota Opera House
61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236


Based in Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera is approaching its 55th consecutive season.  In 1960, the company began presenting chamber-sized repertoire in the historic 320-seat Asolo Theater on the grounds of Sarasota’s Ringling Museum of Art. Recognizing the need for a theater more conducive to opera, the company purchased the former A.B. Edwards Theater in downtown Sarasota in 1979 and first performing in it in 1984 as the Sarasota Opera House. The theater has just undergone a $20-million renovation and rehabilitation enhancing audience amenities, while updating the technical facilities including increasing the size of the orchestra pit. The theater, which reopened in March 2008, has been called “one of America’s finest venues for opera” by Musical America.


Since 1983 the company has been under the artistic leadership of Victor DeRenzi. Since then the company has garnered international attention with its Masterwork Revivals Series, which presents neglected works of artistic merit, as well as the Verdi Cycle producing the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. Recognizing the importance of training, Maestro DeRenzi founded the Apprentice Artist and Studio Artist programs. Sarasota Opera also maintains a commitment to education through its Invitation to Opera performances for local schools and the unique Sarasota Youth Opera program.


Sarasota Opera is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Programs are supported in part by an award the Tourist Development Tax through the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Sarasota County Arts Council. Additional funding is provided by the City of Sarasota and the County of Sarasota.

Sarasota Opera

61 N. Pineapple Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 366-8450

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