Sarasota Opera Excursions

2022-2023 Season

Spend an afternoon with Dr. Cimarusti as your host/travel companion. Your excursion includes roundtrip transportation, a private reception/luncheon, an engaging pre-opera lecture, complimentary beverages/hors d'oeuvres, and a matinee orchestra or box seat. Seating is limited.


Call Tom @ 806-474-7447.

Madame Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

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A young geisha known affectionately as Madama Butterfly is swept off her feet by an American Naval Officer. Left with a promise that he would return one day, Butterfly waits faithfully for three years but is met with heartbreak in one of opera’s most enduring tragedies. 

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Mozart

Sunday, March 12, 2023

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Mozart’s most famous opera is a comic and tragic masterpiece. Set in 17th century Spain, this tale of obsession, betrayal, crime, and retribution centers around the infamous lover Don Juan, who leaves a path of broken hearts wherever he goes. You'll no want to miss what music historians often refer to as the "best opera in the repertoire!"


Your concierge opera excursion includes:

  • orchestra seat for matinee performance*

  • private luncheon at a local Sarasota restaurant

  • select beverages/hors d'oeuvres during travel

  • select beverages (wine, soda) at intermission

* due to the increased demand for these two performances, box/aisle seats are not guaranteed.

To purchase tickets, click on the RSVP button below.

Online Payments incur a 3% processing fee

Checks in the amount of $299 per ticket can be mailed directly to:

 Center for Public Musicology, c/o Tom Cimarusti, 389 Sweet Bay Lane, Naples, FL 34119

  • Sarasota Opera Excursion
    Sun, Feb 26
    Sarasota, FL
    Feb 26, 2023, 9:00 AM – Mar 12, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Sarasota, FL
    Click RSVP to purchase your ticket. Payments/tickets are transferable but are non-refundable.


9:00am - Lecture

11:30am - Lunch in Sarasota

1:30pm - Matinee Performance

4:30pm - Return to Ft. Myers/Naples

6:30pm - Arrive in Ft. Myers/Naples


A minimum of 15 passengers is needed in order to charter a bus.

Large rental vans may be used if groups are smaller than 15.


Due to the nature of booking chartered buses and purchasing opera tickets,

all payments are non-refundable. 


Tickets to cancelled performances will be fully refunded.