Sarasota Opera Announces New Director of Development

By David Salazar
(Credit: Cliff Roles)

Sarasota Opera has announced that Scott Guinn will become the company’s new Director of Development starting on July 1, 2020.

Guinn, a former singer, first appeared with the company in 2006 in the role of Schaunard in “La Bohème” before becoming an outreach singer in 2007. From there, he joined the company in an administrative capacity as assistant to the Executive Director between 2011-14 and would eventually become Senior Individual Giving Officer upon his return in 2020.

“Opera is my passion and I’m thrilled to be back at Sarasota Opera,” Guinn noted in a press release. “I look forward to continuing to work with our remarkable supporters and the fantastic team Stacy has put together so that the joy of music and power of live performance continues to resonate in our unique and wonderful community.”

In addition to his work with Sarasota Opera, Guinn has performed at the New York City Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Knoxville Opera, among others. He has also worked as Major Gifts Associate and Interim Development Director for the Asolo Repertory Theatre and as Development Director with Knoxville Opera.