HSSC loves to mix arts and animals, so imagine our delight when Opera Stage Manager, Sara Prince, made herself available as a Feline Friend. Sara has a degree in Theatre Management, and during her early years breaking into the business, she even spent some time calling her car home. She has owned many cats throughout the years, because they blended with her lifestyle that included long hours and lots of travel. Working with our kittens and cats fills a void in her life that, unfortunately, no longer has room for owning an animal.
Sara’s position with the Sarasota Opera is seasonal and we are fortunate that she can be local from October to March. She met her boyfriend shortly after moving to Sarasota in 2016, so our city is her home base, with the rest of the year being spent in St. Louis and Philadelphia. If you are lucky enough to attend one of Sarasota’s superb opera productions, know that Sara is their “ringmaster” and is responsible for coordinating props, lighting, cast logistics, plus one million more details that make for a seamless, thrilling opera experience. Meanwhile, our kitties just appreciate her kindness and patience as they get to know their new friend.