- February 3, 2019
The Sarasota Opera treated its close supporters with a dinner on stage on Dec. 5.
The "Winter Festival Overture" dinner brought together the opera's closest donors — all of whom donate at least $6,000 annually — to the opera house for a night of mingling and recognition.
Guests mingled during the social hour before gathering on stage for the evening's dinner.
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and General Director Richard Russell welcomed the audience before they heard a performance from mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson and pianist Jesse Martins