PRESENTATION: Talkback on "The Pearl Fishers"Lunch: Lunch at hotel.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Preview and introduction to "Of Mice and Men."Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: PERFORMANCE: OPENING NIGHT! "Of Mice and Men"/CARLYLE FLOYD. Based on the novel and play by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men is the story of George Milton and Lennie Small. Struggling for work during the
depression era, they dream of one day owning their own farm. When fate forces them down a different path, they must say goodbye to the bright future they had hoped for.
Lodging: Holiday Inn-Lakewood RanchMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
PRESENTATION: Preview and introduction of "Turandot."Lunch: Socialize over lunch with your fellow students at the hotel.Afternoon: Free afternoonDinner: Dinner on your own. A bus will depart for St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants; shop for trinkets and treasures, high fashion and home decor; from gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle.Evening: PERFORMANCE: "Turandot"/Puccini at 8:00pm. Set in ancient China, the opera tells the story of the beautiful princess Turandot. Men travel the world to risk their lives by trying to solve three riddles. With the correct answers, one will win the
heart of the ice princess, but the wrong answer brings death. Boasting some of the Puccini's most glorious music, including the famous tenor aria Nessun
Dorma, Turandot will be the largest production ever staged at Sarasota Opera.
Lodging: Holiday Inn-Lakewood RanchMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch