What is the Verdi Cycle?

 “One of the most significant achievements in the opera world”
John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times

In 1989, Sarasota Opera began The Verdi Cycle: a unique undertaking to perform the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi.

The Verdi Cycle covers not only all the operas (including alternate versions), but also Verdi’s impressive body of non-operatic music. The completion of the Cycle in 2016 will make Sarasota Opera the only company in the world to have performed every note of music Verdi wrote!

The recent Verdi Cycle opera presentations for the 2013-14 Season were Il trovatore and Jérusalem.

The 2014-15 Season presents Don Carlos in the original Paris version (March 7, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 2015; company premiere).