By Afton Wooten
Sarasota Opera has announced new partners for its annual Food and Wine Festival.
New partners include local restaurants such as Rise and Nyes and Happy Soul. Many of the previous partners like Michael’s on East, Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill, Classico, and Selva Grill are returning to this event. The money raised at the Food and Wine Festival will go to the Sarasota Youth Opera program.
The youth opera program will be providing performances including selections from the upcoming production of “The Secret World of Og.”
The program places students in choirs starting at the age of eight, regardless of skill level or ability to pay. The groups perform throughout the community in formal concerts, outreach events, youth opera productions, and in mainstage opera.
The Food and Wine Festival is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2022.