“I lived for Art, I lived for Love’” – TOSCA

Performing arts of all kinds thrive in Sarasota County’s unique cultural oasis. With dozens of programs that bring world-renowned talents to the region,  Sarasota and its neighboring cities have become what is being referred to now as the “Culture Coast”. Thanks to the contribution of one of our clients, we have the opportunity to highlight the Sarasota Youth Opera in today’s blog post, a nationally recognized program that uniquely engages our local youth in the performing arts. 

Located in the Historic Sarasota Opera House in our vibrant downtown, the Opera positions itself as a accessible community partner who strives for artistic excellence, ensuring that their programs stay true to the vision of the composer.

The Sarasota Youth Opera is the ONLY PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES committed to presenting Annual Full-Scale Opera Productions for young voices, accepting all who wish to participate regardless of skill level or ability to pay. Since 1984 the Youth Opera has given thousands of young people, ages 8 to 18, the opportunity to experience opera firsthand through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera main stage productions, summer camps, and fully staged Youth Opera productions.

As an unrestricted donation to the Youth Opera, the program will have the opportunity to use this contribution to fund areas with the most need within the organization. In this case, the dollars are currently planned to go towards helping provide scholarship support to families in-need. These funds will provide between 3-7 youth full tuition for the Youth Opera Summer Camp. 

Let us show you how fun Opera is on and off the stage.

Designed for all skill levels, Sarasota Youth Opera’s annual summer camp engages young people ages 8 to 18 in the magic of Opera. A typical day includes sessions in singing, acting, dance, sets, props, wigs, make-up, and costumes all led by industry singers, artists, directors, musicians, and technicians.

Sign up for camp today at, 941-328-1307 or

No auditions. All skill levels welcome. Scholarships, before-care, and after-care available.

Learn more about the Youth Opera Summer Camp Here!


Many times the donations stories that we share in these blog posts are significant personal and emotional connections for our clients. Without realizing it, something as simple as a real estate transaction can become transformative by supporting a greater cause. This particular donation is very meaningful to our organization, as it represents much more than just a youth scholarship at the Sarasota Opera Summer Camp. It represents a lifelong respect and love of the Opera. A love that our client has chosen to share with others in this community with the hopes that they too might one day appreciate the art in a similar fashion. We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this story, and the many stories that we share with our clients and their non-profit beneficiaries.

Catalist Realty is proud to be a local partner and supporter of unrestricted donations for any and all non-profits. 

Give us a call today at 941.777.2968 or reach us at INFO@CATALISTREALTY.COM 

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