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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Sarasota Opera
ADDRESS >>  50 Central Avenue, Suite 820 Sarasota FL 34236 United States
PHONE >>  941-366-8450
FAX >>  941-955-5571
WEB SITE >> www.sarasotaopera.org
MISSION STATEMENT / DESCRIPTION >>
"Sarasota Opera produces outstanding opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich, and educate our communities, as well as patrons from across the state and around the world."

VENUE LOCATION >>
STAFF LISTINGS >>
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Please visit the company's web site for more staff information.
Richard Russell
Executive Director

Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director

Ken Tarasi
Director of Finance

Stacy Ridenour
Director of Development

Chris Van Alstyne
Director of Production

Greg Trupiano
Artistic Administrator

Greg Parry
Director, Marketing & Public Relations

Jim Reid
Director of Theater Operations

Benjamin D Plocher
Youth Opera and Outreach Coordinator

Scott Guinn
Assistant to the Executive Director

Jennifer Simms
Corporate & Special Events Officer

Samuel Lowry
Director of Audience Development

Iain Harris
Marketing Officer

Susan Ashcraft
Box Office Manager

Rachel Assi
Individual Giving Officer

James Ranson
Grants Officer



Spring 2014 Magazine Issue
  • From Gold Rush to Google
  • Before, After and During Opera Conference 2014
  • OPERA America's New Works Forum Expands and Explores
Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
Info@operaamerica.orgDirections
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.