Sarasota Opera House (Half-Day Excursion)
Saturday, February 29, 2020Time 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Curtain’s Up! See Puccini’s Turandot – Live at the Sarasota Opera House
Saturday, February 29 Ι Half-Day Excursion Ι $360 per person
Enjoy an afternoon at the prestigious Sarasota Opera Company. In the opera house, as the lights go down, the outside world fades. From the center orchestra seats you are transported to 1830s’ Paris, where love flourishes, withers and dies in the melodious and heart-wrenching favorite, La Boheme. Puccini’s most beloved opera will have you relive Mimì and Rodolfo’s first encounter, walk through Paris’ Latin Quarter with the two lovers, and dine at Cafè Momus on Christmas Eve. You’ll laugh at the four friends’ jokes and pranks, and feel the poet’s broken heart as he realizes his lover is fatally ill. Accompanying you on this operatic journey is Maestro Peter Leonard.
Born in Boston, Peter Leonard has lived and worked extensively in Germany, holding positions as music director and intendant (general director). Following the matinee, Maestro Leonard will lead an engaging discussion over dinner at the exquisite Bijou Café.
The Bijou Café has been a treasured staple of the Sarasota restaurant scene since opening in 1986. The menu is inspired by the French and South African heritage of owner Jean-Pierre Knaggs and elevated by Chef Ryan Williams’ inventive passion for using local ingredients and sustainable seafood.
Trip is limited to 28 people.
Price includes round trip transportation from Boca Grande, tickets to the opera, and dinner.